from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural Refuse timber, from which the best part has been culled out.
  • noun plural Any refuse stuff, as rolls not properly baked.

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  • noun Any refuse stuff.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of cull.


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  • Most everything he culls from the comments of those with whom he disagrees involves misquotations ranging the entire gamut from distortion to creative fiction and he seems to toss them out as effortlessly as if he were some sort of omnisexual sea plant and they were a limitless supply of dark spores from his own fronds.

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  • Some managed hunts - "culls" - by sharpshooters have been conducted during the last two years on the American side of Lake Erie, at West Sister Island, Green Island, and Turning Point Island.

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  • It seems that every time we hear about "culls" that are supposed to restore "balance" to animal populations, it's a misguided effort, often with disastrous results.

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  • This was particularly true of the Canby sale, where the "culls," both in horses and cattle, were better than the best animals of the majority of the small stockmen and ranchers.

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  • Prevost, after allowing for all other duties, had at least seven thousand veterans for an assault on Macomb's second-rate regulars and ordinary militia, both of whom together amounted at most to thirty-five hundred, including local militiamen who had come in to reinforce the 'culls' whom Izard had left behind.

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  • The horse-markets whose dealers sell to their patrons good horses at fair prices, succeed; those whose dealers offer only the "culls" and "no goods," fail.

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  • They are largely the "culls" from an industry that over breeds in a quest for perfection. Headlines

  • They are largely the "culls" from an industry that over breeds in a quest for perfection. Headlines

  • DataQuick, which culls its data from public records, said its numbers don't include the last week of 2010 and might not show all transactions priced above $2 million because some super high-end deals don't show up in the public record for long periods.

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  • If they allow us targeted culls against the Nat nerds in the hot spots, then in two years, we will be on top of it.

    Archive 2009-08-01


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