Part of speech: noun

A funnel for sending grain to the millstones in a mill.

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Usage examples "hopper":

  1. The youngster had been listening to all the stories of Claus Hopper and Peter de Groodt: he was fond of adventure, he loved the marvellous, and his imagination had become quite excited by these tales of wonder. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. " We'll feed them in the hopper," said John, " if you just get the sacks out, Ben." - "The Bobbsey Twins in the Country", Laura Lee Hope.
  3. Why, so do I,- here the rocking- chair stopped ominously,- but so long's they're contented- Contented ain't all in this world; hopper- toads may have that quality an' spend all their time a- blinkin'. - "The Life of Nancy", Sarah Orne Jewett.