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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of weed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Overgrown with weeds.


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  • When demand for books such as "The Lost Symbol" dwindles, many copies are weeded from the collection.

    Montgomery library system must be choosier

  • Some get weeded from the library’s collection and sold in used book sales.

    Daddy moved out and Mommy is upset (and it is probably your fault) « Awful Library Books

  • If it's true that you read this already and true that you "weeded out all the nonsense", then if you are being rational about your choices, your rejection of the locative in -e as per the Bonfantes themselves implies that you "weeded" that out too for some *very clear* reason.

    What are Etruscans doing with those eggs?

  • But during the 1930s, the British soldier's file was "weeded"

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  • Heller said she found many of the books that needed to be "weeded" from the library after she arrived (from Cobb County in 2001) were leftovers from Henderson High's collection, adding, "This prompted us to work with our students to create a time capsule on the web that would document items of hist orical interest." - Atlanta's DeKalb News, Events & People

  • On one hand, I am glad those individuals are 'weeded' out up front, rather than later. News

  • The Paly library has not been "weeded" to the necessary extent in a long time, and Kellerman suggested that there were a few reasons why the previous librarian did not fully "weed" the library.

    Paly Voice

  • "Generally, a good library should be" weeded '"about once a year to keep it up to date," Kellerman said.

    Paly Voice

  • The shelves that previously housed the "weeded" books will now be used to store books for the English Department and will be replaced by several long tables and computers in the library.

    Paly Voice

  • Instead of the unavailable downloads being "weeded" out, iTunes is simply telling customer's that there is a problem, and that the library cannot be upgraded.



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