droop


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droop

(droop)
The sagging of an organ or tissue; ptosis.
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Then, crouching down, he rested the end of the barrel upon the ledge of the open window, and I saw his long moustache droop over the stock and his eye gleam as it peered along the sights.
And one would open the door and mount the steps, and stagger back into the arms of the man behind him; and they would all come and have a sniff, and then droop off and squeeze into other carriages, or pay the difference and go first.
Upon the end of his long, stringy neck his little head was cocked to one side, his close-set eyes were half closed, his ears, so expressive was his whole attitude of stealthy eavesdropping, seemed truly to be cocked forward--even his long, yellow, straggly moustache appeared to assume a sly droop.
The lids drooped and yet bravely did not droop as she returned his gaze.
From the head, set upward on a thick neck, the eyes, with puffy lower lids, stared with a haughty droop on each side of a hooked aggressive nose, nobly salient in the vast pale circumference of the face.
The haughty droop of the eyes was focussed now upon the Assistant Commissioner.
Now, the title was perfectly sound, and the estate was to be purchased by one who had the command of--Money (jury droop and persuasive eye-glass), on remarkably advantageous terms.
Not to intrude on the sacred mysteries of medicine, he took it, now (with the jury droop and persuasive eye-glass), that this was Merdle's case?
and even at times hits out, but Porthos droops his tail and lets them have their say.
While this works for many materials, it is less effective on low-viscosity polymers such as PET, where the sheet tends to droop on the lower roll before nipping.
Cryptic - Across: 7 Extra, 8 Theseus, 9 Rookery, 10 Plump, 12 Open secret, 15 In good part, 18 Droop, 19 Teacher, 21 Concern, 22 Three.
PR guru and author Lynne Frankes was horrified when one of her eyes started to droop a week after having Botox.