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A negligible amount: finished the work in dribs and drabs.
[Perhaps from driblet.]
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obsolete to flow or let flow in small drops or amounts
Scot a small drop or insignificant amount; driblet
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a small or minute quantity; bit.
[1720–30; back formation from driblet]
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|Noun||1.||drib - a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid); "he had a drop too much to drink"; "a drop of each sample was analyzed"; "there is not a drop of pity in that man"; "years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling|
tear, teardrop - a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands; "his story brought tears to her eyes"
raindrop - a drop of rain
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
droplet - a tiny drop
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