crop out

  1. (intr, adverb) (of a formation of rock strata) to appear or be exposed at the surface of the ground; outcrop

Words Nearby crop out

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How to use crop out in a sentence

  • Do you know, Master Darner, I'm sorely tempted to pitch you neck and crop out of the window?

    Tony Butler | Charles James Lever
  • I wondered greatly that such a foible should crop out in a man of otherwise sound sense and plain ability.

    Richard Carvel, Complete | Winston Churchill
  • Then pull the crop out, and with it the windpipe, as in Fig. 6, taking pains not to tear the skin nor to break the crop.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • If you insist on making women ignorant and silly, be sure their ignorance and silliness will crop out.

    A New Atmosphere | Gail Hamilton
  • Youd hardly know what weakness is if it did not so crop out in this human race you made.

    I, Mary MacLane | Mary MacLane

Other Idioms and Phrases with crop out

crop out

Rise to the surface, become visible or evident, as in These superstitions crop out time and again. This term originated in mining, where a stratum or vein of ore is said to crop out when it comes to the surface. [Mid-1800s]

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