cull cull  /ˈkəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
  2. (v) remove something that has been rejected
  3. (v) look for and gather

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Usage(s):

  1. With the women stripped of their burkas, it was a simple task for the Taliban invaders to cull the young beauties.
  2. Plug in your travel dates and the site will cull options from popular travel sites like Orbitz and Travelocity, travel consolidators such as Airfares.
  3. Or because he is suddenly horrified by Taiji's annual dolphin cull, which starts in September and ends in so much bloodshed that the area's cerulean coves literally turn red.

News

  1. Why You'll Be Paying More For Beef All This Year

    No, your eyes aren't fooling you: Prices for burger and steak meat have been going up this summer. Why? The ongoing drought in the Midwest has created a shortage of feed, raising expenses for ranchers and forcing some to cull their herds. And economists don't expect the beef price hikes to let up this year.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NPR

  2. Yahoo to Cull Dormant Account Names for Recycling

    Yahoo to Cull Dormant Account Names for Recycling
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Foot-Long Lobster Rolls at Cull & Pistol; Rooftop Supper Club’s Oyster Social

    • Cull & Pistol is offering foot-long lobster rolls during the weekend of June 14 to 16. The half-pound behemoths come either Connecticut-style (warm with drawn butter and lemon) or Maine-style (cold with mayo and scallion) and will run you $34. [Grub Street] • Ilili is serving up a special brunch menu for NYC Pride on June 30. From 12 to 4 p.m., guests can enjoy a drag performance, DJ Scotty ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

Quotes

  1. Millar said: "Today was definitely in my top five worst days on a bike, ever, and that's a big cull considering the length of my career. Within only 200 meters of cresting I could see Lance (Armstrong) fall about 10 places in front of me on a...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: David Millar Source: AFP

  2. "There are probably more eastern gray kangaroos in Canberra now than any time in the last 100 years," Stanhope told reporters. "I think we have perhaps tried too hard not to cull."
    on Mar 16, 2009 By: Jon Stanhope Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Since we have detected the virus in the market, we will cull all the chickens in this market," Chow told reporters. "If we find another positive detection in another market, then we will assume that the risk is much higher and we need to...
    on Jan 19, 2006 By: York Chow Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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