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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.
However, a legal exception is made for the inhabitants of the district of Ness (also known as Nis) of the Isle of Lewis in Scotland's Outer Hebrides, who are allowed to cull up to 2,000 gannets (locally known as guga) annually to serve as a traditional local delicacy—the taste is described as fishy.
In "eBay v. Bidder's Edge" (2000), eBay successfully used the trespass to chattels tort to prevent Bidder's Edge from employing spiders to cull information about its auctions to display on its own website.
They set up check points to cull fleeing Tutsis from the rest of the evacuating crowds.

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