• 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

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