But in the Democratic Party, people who take contentious positions are weeded out.
In the early days, “if you worked at home and you were a slacker, perhaps you got weeded out faster,” she said.
When they got too thick, they were weeded out; and when one sort died, it was renewed in exactly the same place year after year.
But for this, the best soils are weeded, and plenty of manure used.
When crops are in drills they can be efficiently thinned, weeded and hoed—in other words, they can be cultivated.
She weeded the row across from Mr. Alder, where he could see what she was doing.
Miles of fruit trees, as carefully pruned and weeded and as orderly in every detail as a garden, are on every side of us.
From the start it cried for strong men; it weeded out its weaklings.
She had moments of abstraction, too, and during one of them weeded out an entire row of spring onions, according to Hannah.
I believe the salaried polisher has weeded them all out but one.
"plant not valued for use or beauty," Old English weod, uueod "grass, herb, weed," from Proto-Germanic *weud- (cf. Old Saxon wiod, East Frisian wiud), of unknown origin. Meaning "tobacco" is from c.1600; that of "marijuana" is from 1920s.
"to clear the ground of weeds," late Old English weodian, from the source of weed (n.). Related: Weeded; weeding.