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1. A household implement made of absorbent material attached to a typically long handle and used for washing, dusting, or drying floors.
2. A loosely tangled bunch or mass: a mop of unruly hair.
v. mopped, mop·ping, mops
To wash or wipe with or as if with a mop: mopped the hallway; mopping the spilled water; mopped her forehead with a towel.
To use a mop to wash or dry surfaces: mopped along the baseboards.
Phrasal Verb:
mop up
1. To clear (an area) of remaining enemy troops after a victory.
2. Informal To perform the minor tasks that conclude a project or an activity.

[Early Modern English map, mop, probably shortening of Middle English mappel, ultimately (perhaps via Medieval Latin mappula, table cloth) from Latin mappa, towel, cloth; see map.]

mop′per n.
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(Professions) a person employed to clean surfaces with a mop
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Noun1.mopper - a worker who uses a mop to clean a surface
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
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Weishaar JL, Aiken GR, Bergamaschi BA, Fram MS, Fujii R, Mopper K (2003) Evaluation of specific ultraviolet absorbance as an indicator of the chemical composition and reactivity of dissolved organic carbon.
Mike James cast his own pattern fly The Mopper and his efforts were appreciated by four good rainbows while also catching four fish were Colin Poole, Gwyn Redman and Stephen Parsons.
Already done mixing the day's batches, the mopper reenacted for me how he stirs the tofu in a metal tub with a tool the size of a shovel.
This is calculated as the difference between the average values of the treatments divided by the SD and multiplied by a correction factor for bias in small samples, as indicated by the following algorithm (van Zandt and Mopper 1998):
Rice is another excellent 'mopper' and would be appropriate for today's recipe for Slow-Cooked Chinese Duck Legs as would egg noodles, staying with the Chinese theme.
Each cut twig had one cluster of larvae and was attached to a twig on the target tree with wire (Mopper et al., 1990).
Kieber and Mopper [1] have reported the separation of nine-keto acids within 24 min.
I suspect their job description certainly wouldn't cover being a nurse-maid or floor mopper to the litter louts who form part of the travelling public on buses.
This may occur even when the host plant species are the same (Mopper et al., 1995).
(124.) See Mopper & Cunningham, supra note 9, at 76-77.
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