from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of cull.
  • n. The act of culling; the process of selecting for acceptance or removal.
  • n. Anything separated or selected from a mass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of one who culls.
  • n. Anything separated or selected from a mass.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Anything selected or separated from a mass, as being of a poorer quality or inferior size: generally in the plural.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Well, we have to keep executing same game plan which we have in place today, which is to continue to focus on our operational efficiencies, continue to focus on pricing improvements and then not and I don't want to use the word culling, but continue to work on our network balance and making sure we are putting freight in the right lanes and perhaps taking some freight out of some lanes where we have some balance situations.

  • In what the Service is calling a "clarification" of its release, the NPS said it doesn't intend to impose a lead ban on hunters and anglers by 2010, only upon its staff members in culling operations.

    National Parks Lead Ban Release

  • In 2009, we will transition to non-lead ammunition in culling operations and dispatching sick or wounded animals.

    Park Service Clarifies Lead-Ban Announcement

  • I know not the science of these things but I wonder how much of the budget of the IAH has been applied to improving the detection of and rapid diagnosis of FMD and by rapid I mean such rapid diagnosis that means many more herds can be saved before the nihilistic step of culling is taken.

    Culled Animals 'Free' of FMD

  • For the record: after the Horn Book has finished with its reviews, and the publishing season has passed, we cherry-pick titles to keep in our collection (everything reviewed in the Magazine and a culling from the Guide), give some away, make "creative art" projects out of others, consign some to a Wall of Shame, and sell the rest as a lot to a used-book wholesaler.

    Maybe they do things differently down under

  • Long-term culling for charcoal and uncommon forest products causes progressive damage.

    Leeward Islands dry forests

  • And by the way, who is going to be the official cull-er of choice, and what guarantees do you have that those officials will make the same decisions as you in culling choice?

    Coyote Blog » 2005 » June

  • The project languished until Ms. Close took it in hand again around five years ago, undertaking a process she described as "culling it back" to find the elegance and simplicity, and bringing Mr. García on board.

    NYT > Home Page

  • What is going on in the next five weeks is "culling" - a conservation tool to reduce animal population that have exceeded the carrying capacity of their habitat, said Patterson.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Admittedly, this also causes some difficulty in culling out deadwood, but that’s small price to pay for academic freedom.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » How President Obama is bringing real education reform to Colorado


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