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1. The act or sound of something falling in drops.
2. often drippings The fat and juices exuded from roasting meat, often used in making gravy.
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Noun1.drippings - fat that exudes from meat and drips off while it is being roasted or fried
edible fat - oily or greasy matter making up the bulk of fatty tissue in animals and in seeds and other plant tissue
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And they stuck to it till they did gain it; when instantly, a swift tremor was felt running like lightning along the keel, as the strained line, scraping beneath the ship, suddenly rose to view under her bows, snapping and quivering; and so flinging off its drippings, that the drops fell like bits of broken glass on the water, while the whale beyond also rose to sight, and once more the boats were free to fly.
By-and-by, one group after another came straggling back to the mouth of the cave, panting, hilarious, smeared from head to foot with tallow drippings, daubed with clay, and entirely delighted with the success of the day.
Its waxen drippings (which, in weather so warm, it was quite impossible to prevent) would have been seriously detrimental to the rich dresses of the guests, who, on account of the crowded state of the saloon, could not all be expected to keep from out its centre; that is to say, from under the chandelier.
She would hang about for hours outside the cellar door for the purpose of sneaking in on the first opportunity and lapping up the drippings from the beer-cask.
And, more precious still, there, under it, were more fragments of written paper, all stuck together in a little lump, by the last drippings from the gum-bottle dropping upon them as they lay on the dust-heap!
A few struggling Bengal roses make shift to live as best they may, half drowned at times by the drippings from the gutterless eaves.
Even the discourse that could connect photography to painting seems forgotten, so that a near-photorealistic modulation of specific forms can be augmented by drippings, elements of free drawing, or comic schematizations.
We ate eggs every morning with bacon or sausage, meat for lunch, and meat again for dinner, invariably accompanied by gravy or at least pan drippings.
Don't add pan drippings to sauces or basting liquids.
In 1978, a concrete pad and sump were installed to collect CCA drippings.
Developing what could be seen as an idiosyncratic vocabulary of materials (styrofoam, candies, w ax drippings, cardboard) and concerns (architecture/sculpture, chance accumulations/grids), Konitz pitches her formal investigations to allow her work to resonate poetically ("taco stand" connotes something with a make-shift relation to a restaurant; stand suggests something family-run, not Taco Bell).