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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CROPPING

His horse was cropping the grass near the lower side of the grove.

We might yet find them near at hand, with trailing bridles, cropping the grass.

I can hear them stamping their hoofs and cropping the rich pasture.

I should be glad to be able to forget it, but now it's all cropping up again.

We can hear them stamping their hoofs and cropping the rich pasture.

They were cropping the rich herbage close to the shelter of a wood.

They were then glancing at the horse which was cropping the harsh grass of the swamp.

They came on slowly, cropping the grass or leaves in their course.

The tethered horses were cropping the grass, regardless of their riders.

The bull glanced warily about him, and then fell to cropping the 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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