Lopping
Lopping Lop"ping, n. A cutting off, as of branches; that which is cut off; leavings. [1913 Webster]

The loppings made from that stock whilst it stood. --Burke. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lopping — Lop Lop (l[o^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lopped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lopping}.] [Prov. G. luppen, lubben, to cut, geld, or OD. luppen, D. lubben.] 1. To cut off as the top or extreme part of anything; to shorten by cutting off the extremities; to cut …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lopping — n. part which is cut off lÉ‘p /lÉ’p n. something which has been cut off; small branches and twigs cut from a tree v. cut off; prune a tree or other plant; remove, eliminate; hang limply, droop adj. hanging loosely, drooping …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lopping — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of lop (II) : something cut off; especially : a branch cut from a tree or bush usually used in plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • lopping shears — long handled pruning shears. Also called loppers. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • lopping shears — noun plural : pruning shears made with handles 24 to 30 inches in length and used for cutting branches of trees and shrubs * * * long handled pruning shears. Also called loppers. [1870 75] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Loughton — infobox UK place country = England official name= Loughton civil parish= Loughton latitude= 51.6494 longitude= 0.0735 population = 30,340 shire district= Epping Forest shire county = Essex region= East of England post town= LOUGHTON postcode area …   Wikipedia

  • Thomas Willingale — (1795–1870), lived in the village of Loughton in Essex, UK. He was instrumental in the preservation of Epping Forest and is commemorated for his actions. Lopping was the ancient practice of cutting or lopping the boughs and branches of trees by… …   Wikipedia

  • Diesel generator — A Cummins diesel generator of 500kVA in a tourist resort in Egypt …   Wikipedia

  • lop — lop1 /lop/, v., lopped, lopping, n. v.t. 1. to cut off (branches, twigs, etc.) from a tree or other plant. 2. to cut off (a limb, part, or the like) from a person, animal, etc. 3. to cut off the branches, twigs, etc., of (a tree or other plant).… …   Universalium

  • lop — 1. v. & n. v. (lopped, lopping) 1 tr. a (often foll. by off, away) cut or remove (a part or parts) from a whole, esp. branches from a tree. b remove branches from (a tree). 2 tr. (often foll. by off, away) remove (items) as superfluous. 3 intr.… …   Useful english dictionary

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