1. drop curtain a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery
  2. iron curtain the barrier between communist and democratic countries
  3. group captain a commissioned officer (especially one in the Royal Air Force) equivalent in rank to a colonel in the army
  4. drop earring an earring with a pendant ornament
  5. discordance strife resulting from a lack of agreement
  6. bamboo curtain an ideological barrier around communist China especially in the 1950s and 1960s
  7. shower curtain a curtain that keeps water from splashing out of the shower area
  8. rip current a strong surface current flowing outwards from a shore
  9. drip culture a hydroponic method of growing plants by allowing nutrient solutions to drip slowly onto an inert medium in which the plants are growing
  10. crepe gardenia tropical shrub having glossy foliage and fragrant nocturnal flowers with crimped or wavy corollas; northern India to Thailand
  11. Rhodope Mountains a mountain range in the Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe; extends along the border between Greece and Bulgaria
  12. drop cloth a large piece of cloth laid over the floor or furniture while a room is being painted
  13. preparedness the state of being ready for something
  14. drop press device for making large forgings
  15. strip cropping cultivation of crops in strips following the contours of the land to minimize erosion
  16. tropical zone the part of the Earth's surface between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn; characterized by a hot climate
  17. Hippocrates medical practitioner who is regarded as the father of medicine; author of the Hippocratic oath (circa 460-377 BC)
  18. pertain be relevant to
  19. troop carrier any land or sea or air vehicle designed to carry troops
  20. theatre curtain a hanging cloth that conceals the stage from the view of the audience; rises or parts at the beginning and descends or closes between acts and at the end of a performance