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Word: cull

Definition: pick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.


Sentences Containing 'cull'

'The friendliness of this gentleman,' said Mr. Micawber to my aunt, 'if you will allow me, ma'am, to cull a figure of speech from the vocabulary of our coarser national sports--floors me.

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