Some names have been changed—or truncated to first-names only—due to concerns over retribution for being quoted on the topic.
And for good measure Romney evidently longs to bring back the Russians as the Evil (if truncated and largely toothless) Empire.
But if the hierarchy was truncated at top and bottom, it was finely elaborated in between.
They modified and truncated a quote to come to avoid disagreeable facts, a charge which they also fail to answer.
The truncated torso, which is displayed on the wall, mixes naturalism and surrealism to create a rare and enigmatic work.
Their nests were seen, by thousands together, like a small village, in the shape of truncated cones a foot high.
The general form of the egg is still that of a truncated ellipsoid.
It was a truncated cone since there was no ceiling; a hot blue disk of sky cast light on the floor below.
The animals stopped on the upper plateau of the truncated cone.
The bottom is curved at the corners, then curved back up and round, and spreads out into the lower part of a "truncated pyramid."
late 15c., past participle adjective from truncate. Originally in heraldry; modern senses are post-1700.
truncate trun·cate (trŭng'kāt')
v. trun·cat·ed, trun·cat·ing, trun·cates
To shorten by or as if by cutting off, especially by cutting across at right angles to the long axis.