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It's not long now the way it was: it's got it cropped close to its head, the way he said he would.

Bill answered my question slowly, his eyes on Kenny's cropped head.

He cropped her flow of indignant speech ere it was well begun.

His head was cropped and bristly, like as if he had a wig made of hair-brushes.

Orchards were cropped in the regular rotation, or with hay, or pastured.

Sometimes the hair may be cropped behind and left long on top.

It had been cropped for many years with maize, and cotton, and tobacco.

As I said before, it is run on the big gig first and then is cropped.

And you see,' he added, 'it cropped up in that attack on you the other night.

Pedro and Siwash were grateful, too, as they cropped the sweet, moist grass.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cropp "bird's craw," also "head or top of a sprout or herb." The common notion is "protuberance." Cognate with Old High German kropf, Old Norse kroppr. Meaning "harvest product" is c.1300, probably through the verbal meaning "cut off the top of a plant" (c.1200).

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