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clodhopper

1. A large shoe. I can't wear those clodhoppers—I'll look like a clown!
2. One who is regarded as stupid, boorish, and bumbling. Of course that clodhopper knocked over the whole display after being here just five minutes!

puddle hopper

slang A very small airplane used to travel relatively short distances, such as over a small body of water (a "puddle"). We had to take this tiny little puddle hopper since it was such a short flight from Dublin to Edinburgh. Are you sure this puddle hopper is safe? It looks like it runs on triple-A batteries!
See also: hopper, puddle

grasshopper

slang Someone who frequently smokes marijuana. Yeah, I've smoked pot before, but I was never a grasshopper or anything.

in the hopper

Being prepared. Don't worry, our vacation plans are in the hopper—we'll have everything finalized soon.
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in the hopper

Fig. in process; in line to be processed. (A hopper is a chute for incoming work or material to be processed.) It's in the hopper. I'll get to it. Your job is in the hopper, and your turn is next.
See also: hopper

clodhopper

1. n. a big shoe. Wipe the mud off those clodhoppers before you come in here.
2. n. a stupid person; a rural oaf. You don’t know it, but that clodhopper is worth about two million bucks.

grasshopper

verb

in the hopper

mod. in process; in line to be processed. (A hopper is an in-basket for incoming work.) Your job is in the hopper, and your turn is next.
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The SAMSON Eco Hoppers are fully mobile with powered travel and crabbing functionality which lets them be positioned alongside the vessel for unloading and which will allow them to be manoeuvred off the quay and freeing up important space when not required.
A load cell in each of the pool hoppers then senses when a fillet has arrived and temporarily switches off the rotating screw in the corresponding trough until its contents have been passed either to a weigh hopper or to one of the booster hoppers (hoppers that store product that has already been weighed) located directly underneath the weigh hoppers.
Hopper has made maple syrup before, but the resulting damage to the kitchen paint and wallpaper made this torrid hobby less than popular with his wife.
Ask yourself: "Do the filling and discharge stations limit the size of the hopper?" "Does the hopper need to fit under a coating pan?" "Is there adequate ceiling height to place the hopper over a feed station?" "Will the hopper need to be specifically positioned?" "Does orientation matter?" "Is the hopper compatible with existing equipment?" "Where will the hoppers be stacked?" "Will the sprinkler system provide adequate protection?"
To ensure worker safety, all Split Hopper units include a safety interlock switch that prevents the machine from operating when the hopper is open.
Coffee Hoppers will make its US Debut with a brand new Chrome Coffee Hopper that is getting rave reviews from store-owners and coffee bean brands because they increase product visibility.
New Yorker Ashrita Furman set the record for the fastest mile on a space hopper, taking just 30.2 seconds.
For a more detailed technical treatment, as well as a review of other insert geometries, including Eccentric Inserts such as LynFlow Inserts, Bullet Insert and Easy Flo, a "Guide to Inserts in Hoppers" is available from Ajax Equipment (info@ajax.co.uk).
* Feed hoppers handle materials at rates of 300 to 1,000 tph.
The three hoppers, which form a structure 30ft tall and 50ft wide on the old mainline Birmingham Canal wharf, off Roebuck Lane, Smethwick, are an important link with Sandwell's canal network and coal industry.
Langley Dam: Assorted Fritz, PTN, Dawson's Olive, Black Buzzer, Hoppers. Rod average, 3.4.
Sterling's CDS Central Drying Stations are designed to save space and energy by using only one dryer with multiple hoppers to dry several resins or colors at the same time.
The ash is then rapped into collection hoppers and removed from the system, rather than let loose into the atmosphere.
In 5 to 10 years, NASA could be sending hoppers into space by the hundreds, predicts Neville I.
These loads are contained in fiberglass tanks -- hoppers -- in front of the pilot and behind the engine.