Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Lopping"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Lop \Lop\, 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 sho?
-- by cutting off the extremities; to cut off, or remove
as superfluous parts; as, to lop a tree or its branches.
``With branches lopped, in wood or mountain felled.''

Expunge the whole, or lop the excrescent parts.

2. To cut partly off and bend down; as, to lop bushes in a

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Lopping \Lop"ping\, n.
A cutting off, as of branches; that which is cut off;

The loppings made from that stock whilst it stood.

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