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If frugality were established in the state, and if our expenses were laid out to meet needs rather than superfluities of life, there might be fewer wants, and even fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness.
Oliver Goldsmith
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Etymology 1

Alternative spelling (C17) of hoppe from Middle French houbelon

Noun

Singular
hopping

Plural
-

hopping (-)
  1. (uncountable, UK) hop picking, the practice of picking hops; for Londoners a holiday period working in the hop gardens of Kent.
    • Hopping Down in Kent, Alan Bignell (1977).

Etymology 2

to hop

Verb

hopping

  1. Present participle of hop.

Noun

Singular
hopping

Plural
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  1. (countable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A shift from one energy-state to another by an electron in an atom.

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