Charley looked mournfully down at his float, as it lopped wearily over on one side.
His son followed his example and lopped around a little worse.
For this Siena was lopped like a lily on her hills, and Lucca pruned like her own olive trees, and Pistoia gathered in the plain.
"Some of the tree-tops by the road have been lopped off," replied Jack.
They had to be lopped, and transplanted, and irrigated, and finally picked and stored.
For he took an oak-tree, and lopped the branches round about, and set it on a mound.
Some of the malcontents were hanged, and in several cases their hands were lopped off before death.
I promise to spare nothing that I think may be lopped off with advantage.
We camped in a cut-over pine forest, where stumps and lopped tops and burned deadfalls made an aspect of blackened desolation.
Of these he felled twenty, and lopped them, and worked them by the line.
"cut off," 1510s, from Middle English loppe (n.) "small branches and twigs trimmed from trees" (early 15c.), of unknown origin. Related: Lopped (mid-15c.); lopping. Place name Loppedthorn is attested from 1287.