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mop

1
an implement with a wooden handle and a head made of twists of cotton or a piece of synthetic sponge, used for polishing or washing floors, or washing dishes

mop

2
(in various parts of England) an annual fair at which formerly servants were hired

MOP

(Millionaire On Paper) People who have wealth tied up in company stock options, which cannot be exercised until a certain date. During the dot-com boom, tens of thousands of MOPs were created, but many unfortunately never cashed in before the stock became worthless. See also MOPS.
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Looking back: Some of the pictures in the illustrated history of Kings Norton, including the Mop Fair (below).
I do have sympathy with them but the mop fair was enacted by an Act of Parliament and it has been there far longer than any of the businesses have been there.
Other fairs follow across the region with the May fairs at Ludlow, Hereford and other places, going through to the autumn and the mop fairs at places like King's Norton and Stratford-upon-Avon.
The tradition is remembered during the annual mop fair in Southam which is in line for various improvements to the town centre which already has a leisure centre, pool and sports clubs.
A TEENAGER needed hospital treatment after she was stabbed in the neck during a brawl at Stratford Mop Fair in the town centre yesterday.
Warwick Chamber of Commerce, at its annual meeting next month, is to consider questions connected with the town's mop fair.
The court had heard Moffatt had met one of the girls and in October last year he saw her at the Mop Fair in Warwick and gave her a lift home.
100 YEARS AGO: One of the most remarkable visitors to Gloucester during the present mop fair, writes a Cheltenham correspondent, is a Mrs Ann Smith of Worcester, who on June 10 last attained the extra ordinary age of 109 years.
WARWICK town centre is to become a giant fairground with the return of the annual mop fair.