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 for dropper
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  dropper \drop"per\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, drops. Specif.: (Fishing) A fly
        that drops from the leader above the bob or end fly.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A dropping tube, usually of glass or plastic with a narrow
        opening at the tip and a rubber bulb at the top which can
        be squeezed to control intake or outflow of the fluid. The
        word is used in combinations with obvious significance, as
        eye dropper, medicine dropper, etc.
     Syn: eye dropper. [1913 Webster +PJC]
     3. (Mining) A branch vein which drops off from, or leaves,
        the main lode.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. (Zool.) A dog which suddenly drops upon the ground when it
        sights game, -- formerly a common, and still an
        occasional, habit of the setter.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: pipet consisting of a small tube with a vacuum bulb at one
           end for drawing liquid in and releasing it a drop at a
           time; "she used an eye dropper to administer medication to
           the eyes" [syn: dropper, eye dropper]

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