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Popper   /pˈɑpər/   Listen
Popper

noun
1.
British philosopher (born in Austria) who argued that scientific theories can never be proved to be true, but are tested by attempts to falsify them (1902-1994).  Synonyms: Karl Popper, Sir Karl Raimund Popper.
2.
A container of stimulant drug (amyl nitrate or butyl nitrite).
3.
A container for cooking popcorn.






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"Popper" Quotes from Famous Books



... other Convention would steal a march on them and make its nomination first set them crazy with impatience. The hall rumbled and sputtered and fizzed and detonated. The floor looked like a giant corn popper with the kernels jumping ...
— Theodore Roosevelt and His Times - A Chronicle of the Progressive Movement; Volume 47 in The - Chronicles Of America Series • Harold Howland

... was doing! For the first time, Sara understood why she had so enjoyed the delightful little snapping sounds, which made her think of corn dancing against the lid of a corn-popper—or of the snapping of little dry twigs under the pointed shoes of a brownie, slipping through the woods alone on Christmas Eve. She thought it was the most completely satisfying sound she had ever heard. She thought, too, that ...
— The Garden of the Plynck • Karle Wilson Baker

... interview, the more uneasy he felt. The paper had dropped from his hand, and he was still deep in his uncomfortable meditations, when the door opened, and his daughter ran to him and threw herself into his arms, crying hysterically, "Oh, popper, popper! Oh! ...
— Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science, Old Series, Vol. 36—New Series, Vol. 10, July 1885 • Various



Words linked to "Popper" :   Sir Karl Raimund Popper, pop, stimulant drug, stimulant, cooker, excitant, philosopher



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