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popping

[′päp·iŋ]
(computer science)
The deletion of the top element of a stack.
(mining engineering)
Exploding a stick of dynamite on a boulder so as to break it for easy removal from a quarry or opencast mine.

popping, blowing, pitting, pops

Shallow conical depressions, ranging in size from pinheads to diameters of ¼ in. (64 mm), just below the surface of a lime-putty finish coat; caused by the expansion of coarse particles of unhydrated lime or of foreign substances.
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Microwave popcorn keeps about 18 months, after which time popping performance begins to diminish.
He soon discovered popping corn for a living would be much more fun and less isolated.
The company's self-contained equipment produces fresh hot popcorn for each customer while allowing the customer to watch the entire popping process.