crop up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v crop up appear suddenly or unexpectedly "The farm popped into view as we turned the corner","He suddenly popped up out of nowhere"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cotton crops can be sprayed up to 40 times a year making it the most chemical-intensive crop in the world
    • Crop up to come up incidentally
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. crop, the top shoot of a plant, the crop of a bird; Dut. crop, a bird's crop.

Usage

In literature:

The first crop of beet was brought in and heaped up ready for the mill.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
This they store up in the nodules for the use of the clover plants and also the crops that shall follow them.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
My crops are sold for next year, my jewels are gone, my studs are to be broken up.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
It was true that this story might crop up again, years on, and ruin his life.
"A Final Reckoning" by G. A. Henty
Up the hill they went, past woods of stunted birch and fir, past upland fields, from which the crops had long been gathered.
"The Mermaid" by Lily Dougall
They may be able to stir up the new crop of rebels into doing something desperate.
"On the Heels of De Wet" by The Intelligence Officer
Heritable novelties or variations often crop up in living creatures, and these form the raw material of evolution.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
I'm too old to bring up a second crop of children, I want to play.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
They can talk on any subject that may crop up, but never impress their listeners with depth of thought on any subject.
"Palmistry for All" by Cheiro
Wouldn't that make a short ice crop if you let it loose up the Hudson?
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Now islands crop up on all sides, and we are in the midst of quite an archipelago.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
These crops form too stiff a sod and use up too much moisture.
"Apple Growing" by M. C. Burritt
Now if a farmer plant the same crop in the same field each year, that crop soon uses up all of the available plant food that it likes.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
You folks will have telepathy by the time your present crop of babies grows up.
"The Galaxy Primes" by Edward Elmer Smith
These things kept cropping up in his mind long after he had said good-night to the two gentlemen, and even separated from his chum.
"The Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour" by George A. Warren
You hardly ever find a bad crop and a bad fish year come together, the one always makes up for the other.
"The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
I sha'n't believe it unless they are, for difficulties have cropped up so often at the last moment.
"A Houseful of Girls" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
There was no use in it, for Gordons do not crop up every century.
"For Fortune and Glory" by Lewis Hough
This is just another of those minor, routine incidents that keep cropping up all over the galaxy.
"The Players" by Everett B. Cole
I had ultimately to break it up for cropping.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
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In poetry:

Childless men although they prosper
Are praised only when they are up,
Sterile grace however lovely
Is a seed that yields no crop.
"Childless" by Anonymous Irish
Though in the outward church below
The wheat and tares together grow;
Jesus ere long will weed the crop,
And pluck the tares, in anger, up.
"The Wheat And Tares" by John Newton
She gave one look, she caught up her crook,
Wiped away the sleep that did blind her;
And nibble-nibble-crop, without a stop
The lambs came nibbling behind her.
"Little Bo-Peep" by George MacDonald
fence on the Boston Common. Behind their cage,
yellow dinosaur steamshovels were grunting
as they cropped up tons of mush and grass
to gouge their underworld garage.
"For the Union Dead" by Robert Lowell
And I drank in long draughts, like the birds, half-unconscious.
The stars trickle slowly through the throat to the crop,
While the nightingales roll up their eyes in a shudder
From the firmament draining the night drop by drop.
"Here a riddle has drawn a strange nailmark" by Boris Pasternak
Wheat, Wheat, Wheat! When the poets all are beat
By the reason that the season for the verse crop is a cheat,
Then I comes up bright an' grinnin' with the knowledge that I'm winnin',
With the rhythm of my harvester an' Wheat, Wheat, Wheat.
"Wheat" by C J Dennis

In news:

More isolated downpours will crop up today, though the coverage will gradually wane and retreat to the east.
Dry conditions have driven up crop prices and hit cattle ranchers who have been forced to slaughter their herds.
Experts in fertilizing crops said Tuesday that the industry has done much to clean up its practices but could do more.
Important historical information crops up in Palisade.
Tents have cropped up at Zam Zam camp in El Fasher, North Darfur, as more Darfuris seek refuge there.
Winter wheat emerging throughout Kansas, with 92 percent of fledgling crop up.
Gardeners , now that you've harvested your summer crops, it's time to clean up your garden and do your winter planting.
Other times, new crops of leaders are ready to stand up and take charge.
With the move to cities and global population growth, the term "smart cities" has cropped up often.
Thanks to the warm weather in September, crops had extra growing time to make up for lost growth during cool, wet weather this summer.
Now, heirlooms of all sorts seem to be cropping up all over.
Initial Mulberry Edamame Crop Stands Up To Dry, Hot Season.
As prices for corn and soybean climb, more and more Franklin County farmers are plowing up pasture and hay for row crops.
The problems typically cropped up within a week to 10 days, Rahman wrote.
The Pro Farmer November Crop Tour Newsletter wraps up 2012 and details South American conditions.
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In science:

This follows on from (i).) The danger of making a distinction without a difference also crops up in another way.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
However, if one looks at models of inflation in these compactifications, a generic problem crops up in the slow roll inflation.
Non-Gravitating Scalar Field in the FRW Background
The close-ups from 1995 (top panel) and 2007 (bottom panel) have identical scaling, positioning, and cropping.
The Nova Shell and Evolution of the Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis
For example, is it possible that the trader has a strategy making him infinitely rich at time T no matter what ω crops up? It is easy to see that such a strategy does not exist: the initial capital will never increase if ω is constant.
Rough paths in idealized financial markets
MYEs is such that sizeable discrepancies can still crop up, as demonstrated in Section 5.
Incompatibility of trends in multi-year estimates from the American Community Survey
Intuitively, we would expect then to see similar split-and-promise mechanisms crop up further down the line when multiple responses are required.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
For example, compare Theorem 1.5 with our result, Theorem 2.5. A similar comparison has cropped up in a wide variety of situations with, roughly speaking, the topological approach favouring divergence and the probabilistic approach favouring converegence.
Dimension and measure for typical random fractals
In order to avoid factors of N cropping up everywhere, we shall consider N D2 rather than D2 itself.
Multidimensional sampling for simulation and integration: measures, discrepancies, and quasi-random numbers
Interestingly, when the Wahlquist-Estabrook method is applied to (72), this same sequence crops up from purely algebraic considerations .
Painleve tests, singularity structure and integrability
This actual ly cropped up in one of the talks earlier: that there hasn’t been much work at the B-factories on rare decays.
The future of charm physics: a discussion
Such a study is relevant for several reasons: First, we point out that the quasi-static regime is unaccessible to the free-surface-flow geometry as size effects crop up in this limit .
Friction and dilatancy in immersed granular matter
In doing so, we shall see how certain basic problems crop up in implementing EI (Section 2).
Inflationary universe in Kaluza-Klein theories
Such dual bounds have cropped up incidentally in quantum statistics, for instance in Gill and Massar (2000), but this is the first time a connection is established.
Conciliation of Bayes and Pointwise Quantum State Estimation: Asymptotic information bounds in quantum statistics
The functions η and ξ are equivalent to β1 and β2 ; we give them a special name as they crop up frequently below.
Accurate determination of inflationary perturbations
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