n.1.A drop from the eaves; eavesdrop.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This is a sadly ironic echo of the `eternal language' of Coleridge's `Frost at Midnight', where the fall of the eavedrops (which the `secret ministry of frost' will hang in `silent icicles') embodies God's teaching of `Himself in all, and all things in himself'.