pollard

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pollard convert into a pollard "pollard trees"
    • n pollard a usually horned animal that has either shed its horns or had them removed
    • n pollard a tree with limbs cut back to promote a more bushy growth of foliage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pollard A clipped coin; also, a counterfeit.
    • Pollard (Zoöl) A fish, the chub.
    • Pollard (Zoöl) A hornless animal (cow or sheep).
    • Pollard (Zoöl) A stag that has cast its antlers.
    • Pollard A tree having its top cut off at some height above the ground, that may throw out branches.
    • v. t Pollard To lop the tops of, as trees; to poll; as, to pollard willows.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pollard A tree cut back nearly to the trunk, and thus caused to form a dense head of spreading branches, which are in turn cut for basket-making and fagotwood. Willows and poplars especially are so treated.
    • n pollard A clipped coin. The term was applied especially to the counterfeits of the English silver penny imported into England by foreign merchants in the reign of Edward I.
    • n pollard A polled animal, as a stag or an ox without horns.
    • n pollard Same as poll, 7.
    • n pollard A coarse product of wheat.
    • pollard To make a pollard of; convert (a tree) into a pollard by cutting off the head.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pollard pol′ard a tree having the whole crown cut off, leaving it to send out new branches from the top of the stem: an animal without horns: a coarse kind of bran from wheat
    • v.t Pollard to make a pollard of
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Poll the head

Usage

In literature:

At its first notes the muscles in Mrs. Pollard's arm had tightened.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
James Pollard was her captain, with Owen Chase and Matthew Joy as mates.
"South American Fights and Fighters" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
She was commanded by Captain Pollard.
"Fighting the Whales" by R. M. Ballantyne
A mixture of pollard and palm-nut meal is an excellent fattening food.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
Pollard willows in the next field 339 135.
"The Horsewoman" by Alice M. Hayes
A. Pollard and E. Birnstingl.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
Pollard was on the ball.
"A Question of Courage" by Jesse Franklin Bone
Pollard, 2 vols., London, 1891; and Ed.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
The whole countryside is dotted over with this tree, so cut as to resemble the pollard willow.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
The desolate flat marshes look still more weird by reason of the tall pollards that lean over them like spectres.
"Dickens-Land" by J. A. Nicklin
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In poetry:

This, one of those small builders proved
In a green covert, where, from out
The forehead of a pollard oak,
The leafy antlers sprout;
"A Wren's Nest" by William Wordsworth
I know the rosy wind-flowers spread like clouds
Above the leafy mould,
And pollard willows over shallow pools
Stretch out their rods of gold.
"The Spring Afar" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
See that satan pollarding a tree,
That geometric man straightening a road:
Surely such passions are perverse and odd
That violate windows and set the north wind free.
"Progression" by Francis Scarfe

In news:

The Pollards met at McNairy Central High School as a freshman.
Pollard 's most memorable moment in his career was when he joined the MCHS 1,000 Point Club in January along with his father, who became a member in 1992 and graduated with a total of 1,437 points.
Pollard 's mother died in 2001, and he was not allowed to see her or attend her funeral.
A string of top American officials, including former US secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and George Schultz, and former US Vice President Dan Quayle, have also lobbied for Pollard 's freedom.
Raymon and Teresa Hodnett of West Point, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Hodnett, to Joseph Pollard , son of Joe and Penny Pollard of Macon.
Pollard 's consulting experience was extremely valuable and had a great impact on the board.
They have said privately that Israeli officials previously interviewed in Israel provided deceptive information about Mr Pollard 's activities.
Pollard was sentenced last month to life in prison.
ANOTHER IS SOUGHT IN POLLARD CASE.
The Battle of Richmond – Pollard 's version.
This then is Pollard 's recounting of one of the largest Confederate victories of the war, recounted some 124 years ago.
Ryan's Pollard commits to Tennessee Tech.
William Pollard , of Port Clinton, died Thursday, Nov 8, 2012, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.
(AP) — The Baltimore Ravens and safety Bernard Pollard have agreed to a two-year contract, a move that fortifies a secondary weakened by the loss of free agent Dawan Landry.
Pollard spent his last two seasons with the Houston Texans.
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In science:

Dudoit, Van der Laan and Pollard (2004), Westfall and Troendle (2008)] and several authors have given alternative assumptions that allow estimation of the quantiles of interest [Romano and Wolf (2005), Dudoit and Van der Laan (2008)].
The sequential rejection principle of familywise error control
Pollard, D. (1984): Convergence of Stochastic Processes.
Testing Regression Monotonicity in Econometric Models
The advantage of Theorem 6.12, as compared to the Pollard’s deviation inequality, is that it improves the quadratic dependence on ε in standard deviation inequalities to a linear dependence.
Monte Carlo Algorithms for Optimal Stopping and Statistical Learning
Pollard, D.: 1984, Convergence of Stochastic Processes, Springer Series in Statistics, Springer-Verlag.
Monte Carlo Algorithms for Optimal Stopping and Statistical Learning
We establish a version of the Beurling-Pollard theorem for operator synthesis and apply it to derive some results on linear operator equations and to prove a BeurlingPollard type theorem for Varopoulos tensor algebras.
Beurling-Pollard type theorems
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