• WordNet 3.6
    • v lop cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of "dress the plants in the garden"
    • v lop cut off from a whole "His head was severed from his body","The soul discerped from the body"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lop A flea.
    • a Lop Hanging down; as, lop ears; -- used also in compound adjectives; as, lopeared; lopsided.
    • n Lop That which is lopped from anything, as branches from a tree.
    • Lop To cut off as the top or extreme part of anything; to shorten by cutting off the extremities; to cut off, or remove, as superfluous parts; as, to lop a tree or its branches. "With branches lopped , in wood or mountain felled.""Expunge the whole, or lop the excrescent parts."
    • Lop To cut partly off and bend down; as, to lop bushes in a hedge.
    • v. i Lop To hang downward; to be pendent; to lean to one side.
    • v. t Lop To let hang down; as, to lop the head.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lop To hang down loosely; droop: said especially of the pendulous ears of some animals, as dogs and rabbits.
    • lop To bend indolently sidewise or downward; loll; lounge.
    • lop To let droop; allow to hang down: as, a horse lops his ears.
    • n lop A hanging down; a drooping, as of the ears of rabbits.
    • lop To cut off, as the top or extreme part of anything; shorten or reduce by cutting off the extremities; cut off, as superfluous parts; trim by cutting: as, to lop a tree or its branches.
    • lop To cut partly off and bend down: as, to lop the saplings of a hedge. Synonyms To dock, crop, prune.
    • n lop That which is cut from trees; fagot-wood.
    • n lop Every part; the whole.
    • n lop A flea.
    • n lop A spider.
    • n lop An obsolete preterit of leap.
    • lop To break in short, ‘loppy’ waves.
    • n lop A short, ‘loppy’ sea.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Lop lop to hang down loosely
    • v.t Lop lop to cut off the top or ends of, esp. of a tree: to curtail by cutting away superfluous parts
    • pr.p Lop lop′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. lopped
    • n Lop twigs of trees cut off—ns. Lop′per
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  • Lord Alfred Tennyson
    “That man's the true Conservative who lops the moldered branch away.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prov. G. luppen, lubben, to cut, geld, or OD. luppen, D. lubben,


In literature:

His son followed his example and lopped around a little worse.
"Little White Fox and his Arctic Friends" by Roy J. Snell
A crowd immediately collected round the little carriage, which stood lop-sided in the gutter.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
Here and there one is lopped over asleep.
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe
I bought a lit-tle horse that gal-lop-ed up and down; I sad-dled him and bri-dled him, and sent him out of town.
"Aunt Kitty's Stories" by Various
Nothing more remained than to lop off the clusters, any one of which was as much as Leon could lift from the ground.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
Yer would be lop-sided in a week.
"Wappin' Wharf" by Charles S. Brooks
The head or skull in all the large lop-eared rabbits examined by me is much longer relatively to its breadth than in the wild rabbit.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
I boxed the lop-ears of the bonnet, and gave the apron a vicious shake, in restoring them to their respective pegs.
"When Grandmamma Was New" by Marion Harland
In place of tents, their hand axes lopped off a brush shelter in short order.
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
Lopping a couple of branches from the tree, he held one out to each of the ais, and touched them with it on the breast.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

Lopping off the sausages!
They colour my sleep,
Red, mottled, like cut necks.
There was a silence!
"Little Fugue" by Sylvia Plath
I never had noticed it until
'Twas gone, - the narrow copse
Where now the woodman lops
The last of the willows with his bill
"First Known when Lost" by Edward Thomas
And Autumn, like a gipsy bold,
Doth gather near it grapes and grain,
Ere Winter comes, the woodman old,
To lop the leaves in wind and rain.
"Mountain Moss" by Henry Kendall
``I do not let the elms, that shut
My garden in from world without,
Exclude your sacred presence, but
I lop them when they shoot and sprout;
"Outside The Village Church" by Alfred Austin
Give me the sea, an' I'll give thanks to Gawd
For ev'ry wave as lops its 'ead inboard,
A-thankin' I'm for breath, an' 'ands to bleed;
I'll be a man, by Gawd! The rat's 'ard creed!
"Packet Rat" by Bill Adams
Borne away in the blue wake of tractors,
The lopped trees leave for ever their fitting landscape;
They will grow again in the underground valleys
Where the black miners creep beneath a sagging sky.
"Tree Felling" by George Woodcock

In news:

Duo sentenced to prison for LOP burglary manhunt.
Things are looking lop -sided at the White House.
Power Outages in LOP and Alta Sierra Caused by Tornado.
Transit / Downtown Raleigh Raleigh's Union Station: Future rail to " lop off" Citrix.
The buzz, the crash, the buzz: lop, lop, lop.
BEN HILLYER / THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Dayton Scoggins, at left, starts lopping off large pieces of the trunk with a chainsaw.
Nurses need to be on the watch not only for changes in insulin levels and vital signs, but also for administrators lopping off pieces of their jobs to be turned over to unlicensed staff.
Masaharu Morimoto, right, lops off the top of his new beer with a saber, but don't feel obliged to do likewise.
More than 40 English Lop and Mini Lop rabbits were surrendered by their owner after she became overwhelmed.
Severed heads, sprayed brains, lopped limbs and sleazy fun.
Steve Nadler, at right, explains to April, left, Amber, center, and Alec Krumm, what he seeks while judging their Holland Lops rabbits during Thursday night's Breeding Rabbit competition at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fair.
Duo sentenced to prison for LOP burglary manhunt .
Katie debuted her freshly lopped-off locks (above) during her December 1 newscast.
The Nobel Foundation, which this year lopped 20% off its cash prizes, is planning to invest more money through hedge funds to boost its returns and restore the award to its previous size.
Michelle Malkin has been writing about Scholastic's lop-sided coverage of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement.

In science:

Table 2 shows the corresponding results for minimal surfaces in R3 , the classification of complete minimal surfaces with TA ≤ 8π [Lop].
Period problems for mean curvature one surfaces in $H^3$ (with application to surfaces of low total curvature)
Then the dilated polytope lOP contains a unique integer point α ∈ Zd , where d is the cardinality of P , belonging to the interior of lOP .
Smooth Fano polytopes arising from finite partially ordered sets
Then the dual polytope of the Gorenstein Fano polytope lOP − α coincides with QP .
Smooth Fano polytopes arising from finite partially ordered sets
Tracing the boundary δB of B, let PδB denote the region milled by this route. (δB may not be connected (if P features holes), the pieces are δBi .) The length of δB , LδB is a lower bound on LOP T . (2) a “strip” part: Pint := P \PδB—if nonempty—can be covered by a set of k horizontal strips Σi .
Minimum Covering with Travel Cost
Then, let Lstr = Pk i=1 LΣi and this is again a lower bound on the length of an optimal milling tour: LOP T ≥ Lstr . (3) a “matching” part: the strips and the boundary tour have to be combined for a tour.
Minimum Covering with Travel Cost