Mop head


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mop head The end of a mop, to which the thrums or rags are fastened
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In literature:

I'd rather a savage mop-headed Papuan shot me, than Mr Rimmer did.
"Fire Island" by G. Manville Fenn
The big man with a mop head now gave certain orders to several of his companions, who hurried off into the wood.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Daddy Longlegs took off his hat, mopped his narrow forehead with his red bandanna, and then slowly nodded his head three times.
"The Tale of Daddy Longlegs" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Then, you see that great mop o' hair on the chief's head?
"The Coral Island" by R.M. Ballantyne
Men who mop their bald heads with perfumed handkerchiefs.
"A Book of Burlesques" by H. L. Mencken
Shells whistled over our heads, and we panted and mopped our brows while taking a breather.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
Are you there, my old death's-head on a mop-stick?
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Presently she raised her head, and taking out her handkerchief, prepared to mop her eyes.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
Now he is taking off his puggree and pretending to take a handkerchief out and mopping his bald head.
"Fix Bay'nets" by George Manville Fenn
I wish one or two Whitehall heads I know were mopping 'em out this minute.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

In poetry:

The Bishop, when it's o'er,
Goes through the vestry door,
Where MICAH, very red,
Is mopping of his head.
"The Reverend Micah Sowls" by William Schwenck Gilbert
A maid of early morning twirled her mop upon the moor;
I wished her my farewell before she closed the door.
My friends I left behind me for other places new,
Crows and pigeons all were strangers as oer my head they flew.
"The Sailor-Boy" by John Clare

In news:

Someone's been flushing things they shouldn't have been: tough paper baby wipes and full cotton mop heads.
An old t-shirt as a mop-head square.
When you don't want to go microfiber, the head on this mop also accommodates any brand of disposable dry or wet cleaning cloths.
Your crawling infant can help you out when you dress them in a "baby mop," which is basically a romper with mop heads attached to the arms and legs.
In the cold, windswept tunnels beneath the royal parks they stand, in single file with mop and bucket, their heads bent, faces set in stony disconsolation.
A designer from website has created a set of footie pajamas with special mop -heads attached to the arms and legs.