• Poll tweaked off his wig
    Poll tweaked off his wig
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Polled Deprived of a poll, or of something belonging to the poll. Specifically: Lopped; -- said of trees having their tops cut off. Cropped; hence, bald; -- said of a person. “The polled bachelor.” Beau. & Fl. Having cast the antlers; -- said of a stag. Without horns; as, polled cattle; polled sheep.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Indian election in 1984 was the largest election of any country. Over 379,000,000 voters were eligible to vote at over 480,000 polling stations
    • polled Deprived of the poll; lopped, as a tree having the top cut off.
    • polled Cropped; clipped; also, bald; shaven.
    • polled Having no horns or antlers: noting a stag or other deer that has cast its antlers, or a hornless breed of cattle, or an animal that has lost its horns or whose horns have been removed: as, a polled cow. Also called, in Scotland, dodded.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: According to a poll, only 29 percent of married couples agree on most political issues.
    • adj Polled deprived of a poll: lopped: cropped, hence bald: having cast the horns, hence wanting horns
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  • Kevin Nealon
    Kevin Nealon
    “A new poll showed that if the election was held today, people would be confused because it is normally held in November.”
  • Warren Buffett
    “A public opinion poll is no substitute for thought.”
  • Harry S Truman
    “How far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt?”


Straw poll - A straw poll is a small unofficial survey or ballot to find out what people think about an issue.
Take a straw poll - If you take a straw poll, you sound a number of people out to see their opinions on an issue or topic.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Old Dut. polle, bol, a ball, top—Ice. kollr, top, head.


In literature:

Men take an adverse poll as a personal affront and vent their feelings on their families.
"Lazy Thoughts of a Lazy Girl" by Jenny Wren
At the last Parliamentary election at Muddletown 5,473 votes were polled.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
Shorthorns, Herefords, Polled Durhams are the best-known beef breeds.
"Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry" by Pratt Food Co.
Whole states were polled in advance by the Republicans and the doubtful voters personally visited by men equipped with arguments and literature.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
Poll (vote) = vocxdoni, baloti.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
These firesides are the hives whence the voters swarm to the polls.
"The Young Man and the World" by Albert J. Beveridge
He who drinketh so that he cannot go to the poll.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
A bleeding about the poll on Sunday afternoons was amply accounted for by the explanation.
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
Bridge and billiard players were dragged to the polling-station in the green drawing-room.
"Masques & Phases" by Robert Ross
The four stood firm, and were blacklisted for slaughter at the polls a year away, at which time they were faithfully knocked on the head.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
Why, what is the matter, Poll Parrot?
"Polly" by L. T. Meade
It will surprise me if she does not head the poll on the 17th.
"Wandering Heath" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Poll, Poll, that sort of answer don't help one much.
"Philosopher Jack" by R.M. Ballantyne
She used to tell it well, Mother Poll.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
Some of their most trusted leaders had been beaten at the polls, and were no longer able to raise their voices in Parliament.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
He didn't believe for a moment that Lord William could be brought up to the poll; and as it turned out, he was right.
"Two Sides of the Face" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
At noon Ben and Phil strolled to the polling-place to watch the progress of the first election under negro rule.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
Ah, Poll, what are you about?
"Minnie's Pet Parrot" by Madeline Leslie
After the declaration of the poll in August, he crossed over to Paris, where he prolonged his stay till November.
"Lord John Russell" by Stuart J. Reid

In poetry:

And now I'm as sober as sober can be,
And me and my Poll, as we sits down to tea,
Don't care very far of an evenin' to roam--
We're allers so jolly contented at home.
"Bedfordshire Ballad - IV" by E W Bowling
The honours of his ebon poll Were brighter than the sleekest mole,
His bosom of the hue
With which Aurora decks the skies,
When piping winds shall soon arise
To sweep away the dew.
"On The Death Of Mrs. Throckmorton's Bullfinch" by William Cowper
In painted plumes superbly dress'd,
A native of the gorgeous east,
By many a billow toss'd;
Poll gains at length the British shore,
Part of the captain's precious store,
A present to his toast.
"The Parrot" by William Cowper
Sweet Poll! his doting mistress cries, Sweet Poll! the mimic bird replies,
And calls aloud for sack.
She next instructs him in the kiss;
'Tis now a little one, like Miss,
And now a hearty smack.
"The Parrot" by William Cowper
I wears no blue ribbon outside o' my coat,
For a pint o' good ale seems to freshen my throat;
But offer me more and I'm bound to refuse it--
For my Poll's got a tongue, and her knows how to use it.
"Bedfordshire Ballad - IV" by E W Bowling
Går till visthus och redskapshus, känner på alla låsen.
Korna drömma vid månens ljus
sommardrömmar i båsen;
glömsk av sele och pisk och töm,
Polle i stallet har ock en dröm: krubban han lutar över
fylls av doftande klöver.
"Tomten" by Abraham Viktor Rydberg

In news:

A new poll from Public Policy Polling has President Obama up in Wisconsin by six points.
A new poll by Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling finds little has changed in the race for North Carolina governor.
NORMAN — Oklahoma's loss to Notre Dame wasn't that damaging in the polls OU only sank four spots to No 12 in the latest BCS poll released on Sunday night.
I personally believe you can poison or sway a poll by where and who you poll.
Ed Poll, LawBiz Coach's Corner, timekeeping By Ed Poll I recently spoke with an executive whose company makes software to help lawyers record billable time.
Voters turn against polls' follow-the-polls strategy.
THIS year, a dozen polling organizations have conducted about 70 separate polls about the candidate preferences of Iowa caucus-goers.
Likely voters in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll split 49 percent for President Obama to 46 percent for Mitt Romney, basically unmoved from the poll two weeks ago, just before the two candidates met in Denver for their first debate.
Ruby Cramer introduces us to Dean Chambers, whose site Unskewed Polls "has re- weighted national polling data from organizations like Gallup, ARG, and the three networks, to fit the Rasmussen Reports partisan trends".
The Creighton men's basketball team moved up one spot in the Associated Press poll and two spots in the USA Today Top 25 Coaches poll that both were released on Monday.
Silver, now a pop-culture star after correctly predicting the presidential winner in all 50 states, said some of the most accurate polling firms conducted their polls online.
Marco Rubio is the choice of Republicans and Hillary Clinton the choice for Democrats as 2016 presidential candidates, a Public Policy Polling poll indicates.
The Florida gators are number one in everyone's poll, AP poll, the BCS poll.
The polls closed at 9 pm, but tallies were not posted on the board's website until nearly 2 am There weren't enough people to answer incoming calls from poll workers trying to report results.
Lehigh falls to No 14 in Sports Network poll, and to No 12 in the FCS Coaches poll.

In science:

If missed, latch spins by polling location nonatomically during Spin Get.
Exploring Oracle RDBMS latches using Solaris DTrace
Distributed probabilistic polling and applications to proportionate agreement.
Coalescing random walks and voting on connected graphs
But because of Polling we can claim that total size of all sub-problems will be O(n), and size of maximum sub-problem will be ≤ n1− log n.
Efficient cache oblivious algorithms for randomized divide-and-conquer on the multicore model
We will find this good sample using sampling and polling as shown in .
Efficient cache oblivious algorithms for randomized divide-and-conquer on the multicore model
Polling systems and multi-type branching processes.
Heavy tailed branching process with immigration
AGB stars polled by van Winckel (2003) represent the CSPN progenitor population, then one expects that 30% of the CSPNe have companions at approximately similar separations (see § 4).
The Origin and Shaping of Planetary Nebulae: Putting the Binary Hypothesis to the Test
This is performed writing the header, correspondent to the last command, in the SDB J2S FIFO: in other words, the DSP has to poll the SDB J2S FIFO until it reads back the header of the last command.
Progetto di un detector a camera di ionizzazione per esperimenti SAXS
For the attacker’s server to instruct the target machine what search to perform next, the JavaScript must poll for new instructions, perhaps by refreshing at regular intervals.
Attacks on Local Searching Tools
If results are reported from polling machines of around 400 voters or fewer, the frequency distribution of the first digit of votes counts is heavily affected.
Quick Anomaly Detection by the Newcomb--Benford Law, with Applications to Electoral Processes Data from the USA, Puerto Rico and Venezuela
One of the most interesting features of this process is that it was partly manual and partly electronic, with the ma jority of the polling stations having electronic voting, but a sizeable proportion being manual.
Quick Anomaly Detection by the Newcomb--Benford Law, with Applications to Electoral Processes Data from the USA, Puerto Rico and Venezuela
Bell inequality was used leading to a significant spread in the results of the poll tests but without violating the classical limit.
Quantum-like Tests for Contextual Querying
In contrast, ExecuteHGPolicy performs a kind of “polling”, where it checks after each primitive action whether it should interrupt the current subroutine and invoke a new one.
Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning with the MAXQ Value Function Decomposition
The next best thing that trader i can do is to poll his N (i) “neighbors ” and construct his prediction for the price drift from this information.
"Thermometers" of Speculative Frenzy
To address this issue, we separated “ rural” part of each region into two parts: large rural polling stations with the number of registered voters over 950 (mostly small towns and large villages), and small rural polling stations with the number of registered voters less than 950 (mostly small villages).
Statistical anomalies in 2011-2012 Russian elections revealed by 2D correlation analysis
In this analysis we only consider centers for which more than 20 samples were collected in either of the two exit polls.
The 2004 Venezuelan Presidential Recall Referendum: Discrepancies Between Two Exit Polls and Official Results