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Lop


LOP, verb transitive [Eng. flap. The primary sense is evidently to fall or fell, or to strike down, and I think it connected with flap.]

1. To cut off, as the top or extreme part of any thing; to shorten by cutting off the extremities; as, to lop a tree or its branches.

With branches lopp'd in wood, or mountain fell'd.

2. To cut off, as exuberances; to separate, as superfluous parts.

Expunge the whole, or lop the excrescent parts.

3. to cut partly off and bend down; as, to lop the trees or saplings of a hedge.

4. To let fall; to flap; as, a horse lops his ears.

LOP, noun that which is cut from trees.

Else both body and lop will be of little value.

LOP, noun a flea. [Local.]