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1. A drop of fluid secreted by the lacrimal glands.
2. A red blood cell with a pear shape, in which the constricted end narrows to a point.
[A.S. tear, teahor, taeher, Old Norse tar]
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A section cut from the teardrop channel for the polystyrene sample is shown in Fig.
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Starting his career in 1977 as bass player in the short-lived punk group The Crucial Three, alongside future Echo & The Bunnymen singer Ian McCulloch, Cope then went on to front The Teardrop Explodes in 1978, enjoying a four-year reign as a top 10 chart act with albums Kilimanjaro and Wilder.
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THIS is a superb pair of foreign silver carver rests with teardrop piercing and shell end to the stylised base.
A Place To Hide has echoes of Ultravox and a nagging familiarity, while other obvious influences include Joy Division and Teardrop Explodes.
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