verb (used with object)
- cullen's sign,
- cullen, countee,
Origin of cull
Examples from the Web for cull
In 2012 she again raised eyebrows when she suggested that badgers shot in any cull should be eaten.The Week in Death: Clarissa Dickson Wright, One of ‘Two Fat Ladies’|The Telegraph|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In this case, a cull of the Taliban and ISAF tweets yields a unique view into the current state of Afghan affairs.
Steele visited Sparks in Harlem to cull from his collection of high-end labels and vintage pieces.Queer Style A History of Fashion at FIT in New York|Peter Davis|September 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Daily Beast speed-read the book, which is out today, to cull the biggest, juiciest revelations.
To cull him now would make little sense: It would, in effect, be to kill an ant with a nuclear weapon.
Of the many epitaphs on sportsmen to be seen in Nottinghamshire, we cull a few of the choicest.Curious Epitaphs|William Andrews
Your chief work will be to cull flowers from the forest for my devotions.Folk-Tales of Bengal|Lal Behari Day
In the old days the usurer used his own name, now they cull the peerage for the most historical they can find.London in the Sixties|One of the Old Brigade
"You'll have to cull your herd a bit, that's all," Mac said; and needlework was pointed out as a luxury.We of the Never-Never|Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn
Part of a padre's recognized function is to cull and purvey news.The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad|Edward John Thompson
Word Origin for cull
c.1200, originally "put through a strainer," from Old French coillir (12c., Modern French cueillir) "collect, gather, pluck, select," from Latin colligere "gather together, collect," originally "choose, select" (see collect). Related: Culled; culling. As a noun, from 1610s.
"dupe, saphead," rogues' slang from late 16c., perhaps a shortening of cullion "base fellow," originally "testicle" (from French couillon, from Old French coillon "testicle; worthless fellow, dolt," from Latin coleus, literally "strainer bag;" see cojones), though another theory traces it to Romany (Gypsy) chulai "man." Also sometimes cully, though some authorities assert cully was the canting term for "dupe" and cull was generic "man, fellow," without implication of gullibility. Cf. also gullible.