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droop

(droop)
The sagging of an organ or tissue; ptosis.
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No drooping stem or withered leaf tells of any evil thought within their fragrant bosoms, and thus from the fairest of their race have they gathered this sweet dew, as a token of their gratitude to one whose tenderness and care have kept them pure and happy; and this, the loveliest of their sisters, have I brought to place among the Fairy flowers that never pass away.
Your task has been too hard for you," said the Queen kindly, as she placed the drooping flower in the urn Eglantine had given, "you will see how this dew from a sweet, pure heart will give new life and loveliness even to this poor faded one.
Tenderly the child fastened the drooping stem, and placed it where the one faint ray of sunlight stole into the dreary room.
Then Eva, looking through the drooping vines, beheld a garden filled with the loveliest flowers; fair as were all the blossoms she had seen in Fairy-Land, none were so beautiful as these.
It is over," said Du Guesclin moodily, as he raised her drooping head with his strong brown hand.
In order to raise his drooping glance to the speaker's face, the Personage on the hearthrug had gradually tilted his head farther back, which gave him an aspect of extraordinary haughtiness.
Here too are lanes and alleys, paved with mud knee-deep, underground chambers, where they dance and game; the walls bedecked with rough designs of ships, and forts, and flags, and American eagles out of number: ruined houses, open to the street, whence, through wide gaps in the walls, other ruins loom upon the eye, as though the world of vice and misery had nothing else to show: hideous tenements which take their name from robbery and murder: all that is loathsome, drooping, and decayed is here.
Among the dancers are two young mulatto girls, with large, black, drooping eyes, and head- gear after the fashion of the hostess, who are as shy, or feign to be, as though they never danced before, and so look down before the visitors, that their partners can see nothing but the long fringed lashes.
resumes his seat, and with drooping despondency upon him, falls to pouring himself out more tea.
The unfortunate Mr Venus gives him a shake of the hand with a shake of his own head, and drooping down in his chair, proceeds to pour himself out more tea.
Gordon has combined his specialized expertise in ophthalmology and cosmetic eyelid surgery to develop Drop N' Lift(TM) -- a method to instantly lift a drooping eyelid with the instillation of an eye drop called Apraclonidine.
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice: planting, installation and removal of drooping suspensions and watering suspensions and planters on the public domain of the city of vigneux-sur-seine and the provision of annuals, biennials and chrysanthemums and the provision of various plants.