Popple

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Popple Tares. "To sow popple among wheat."
    • Popple The poplar.
    • v. i Popple To move quickly up and down; to bob up and down, as a cork on rough water; also, to bubble.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • popple To flow; rush; foam; bubble.
    • popple To bob or move up and down: said of a floating object.
    • n popple A ripple.
    • n popple Same as poplar.
    • n popple The corn-cockle, Lychnis Githago.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Popple pop′l to flow, to bob up and down.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Pop

Usage

In literature:

Grouse, too, were numerous in the popple thickets, and flushed much like our ruffed grouse of the East.
"The Mountains" by Stewart Edward White
The wind dragged a shirt-sleeve from the 'popple' or pebble which held it down.
"The Well-Beloved" by Thomas Hardy
I've sate under it mony a bonnie summer afternoon, when it hung its gay garlands ower the poppling water.
"Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Ten acres of grass marsh, perhaps twenty of ploughed land, and then the ash-white-green of popples.
"The Forest" by Stewart Edward White
Never met Mrs. Popple?
"The Penalty" by Gouverneur Morris
The remains of the forest, overgrown with scrub oak and popple thickets pushed down to the right of way.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
Now, the seven families who lived on the borders of the great Lake Pipple-Popple were as follows in the next chapter.
"Nonsense Song" by Edward Lear
When they's anything the matter with me, I take a lunkin' ol' swig of popple-bark and bourbon.
"Prairie Folks" by Hamlin Garland
Thou wert always like a very popple for hardness, and smoothness, ay, and slipperiness.
"The Armourer's Prentices" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Still old Popples was not satisfied.
"Salt Water" by W. H. G. Kingston
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In news:

Wolf Bait, Popple Palaces and an Ugly Truth.
A woman who went missing from Commonwealth , Wis. Tuesday afternoon was located about seven and a half hours later in the Little Popple River, suffering from severe hypothermia.
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