- a tree cut back nearly to the trunk, so as to produce a dense mass of branches.
- an animal, as a stag, ox, or sheep, having no horns.
- to convert into a pollard.
Origin of pollard
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When the prime minister was out of power, he visited Pollard in prison.
If Netanyahu were to secure Pollard's release, it would mark the end of a near two-decade campaign for the Israeli prime minister.
"We would like to see Pollard free in time for Passover [which starts on the evening of April 14]," he said.
The Israeli press reported Tuesday that Pollard waived a parole hearing this week.
James Woolsey, another former CIA director, has called for Pollard's release as have other former top U.S. officials.
The jack that lived in the deep below the pollard grinned, but said nothing."Wee Tim'rous Beasties"
"I guess Mrs. Pollard knows what that is," he called to them from the gate.
At its first notes the muscles in Mrs. Pollard's arm had tightened.
Mrs. Pollard verified the punctuality of her servant with a glance at the clock.
Captain Pollard,” said Dick, “do these sharks ever attack a man or a boy when bathing?Menhardoc
George Manville Fenn
- an animal, such as a sheep or deer, that has either shed its horns or antlers or has had them removed
- a tree that has had its top cut off to encourage the formation of a crown of branches
- (tr) to convert into a pollard; poll
C16: hornless animal; see poll
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Word Origin and History for pollard
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