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4 definitions found
 for cull
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cull \Cull\, n.
     A cully; a dupe; a gull. See Cully.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cull \Cull\ (k?l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Culled (k?ld); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Culling.] [OE.cullen, OF. cuillir, coillir,
     F.cueillir, to gather, pluck, pick, fr. L. colligere. See
     Coil, v. t., and cf. Collect.]
     To separate, select, or pick out; to choose and gather or
     collect; as, to cull flowers.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           From his herd he culls,
           For slaughter, from the fairest of his bulls. --Dryden.
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           Whitest honey in fairy gardens culled.   --Tennyson.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cull
      n 1: the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as
           inferior in quality [syn: cull, reject]
      v 1: remove something that has been rejected; "cull the sick
           members of the herd"
      2: look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers" [syn:
         pick, pluck, cull]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  105 Moby Thesaurus words for "cull":
     abscind, accumulate, amass, amputate, annihilate, assemble, ban,
     bar, bob, bolt, bring together, choose out, clip, collect, cordon,
     cordon off, crop, cull out, cut, cut away, cut off, cut out,
     decide between, dig up, discriminate, divide, dock, elect,
     eliminate, enucleate, eradicate, except, excerpt, excise, exclude,
     extinguish, extirpate, extract, garner, gather, gather in, get in,
     get together, ghettoize, gin, glean, grub, grub up, handpick,
     insulate, isolate, keep apart, keep aside, knock off, lay aside,
     lop, make a selection, mark, mutilate, nip, opt for, pare, peel,
     pick, pick out, pick up, pluck, prefer, prune, put aside,
     quarantine, rake up, riddle, root out, round up, rule out,
     scare up, scrape together, scrape up, screen, seclude, segregate,
     select, separate, set apart, set aside, shave, shear, sieve, sift,
     single out, sort out, stamp out, strike off, strip, strip off,
     take, take off, take out, take up, thrash, thresh, truncate,
     winnow, wipe out
  
  

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