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    Lop \Lop\ (l[o^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lopped}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Lopping}.] [Prov. G. luppen, lubben, to cut, geld, or OD.
    luppen, D. lubben.]
    1. 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.'' --Milton.

    Expunge the whole, or lop the excrescent parts.
    --Pope.

    2. To cut partly off and bend down; as, to lop bushes in a
    hedge.


    Lopping \Lop"ping\, n.
    A cutting off, as of branches; that which is cut off;
    leavings.

    The loppings made from that stock whilst it stood.
    --Burke.

    1. The group's original 1992 target of lopping off Dollars 7bn of costs by 1996 has been raised to Dollars 8bn. While the stringent diet is both necessary and welcome, it is the relatively easy part of IBM's strategy to return to health.
    2. Lopsided outcomes are great fun if your team is the one that's doing the lopping, but for the rest of us they pose the problem of waning attention.
    3. When they had to rationalise, they started lopping in the regions. Moreover, many of the companies were bought cheaply by their managements from divesting parents which were anxious to be rid of them.
    4. The sudden change of currency to combat runaway inflation, accomplished largely by lopping zeros off the old one, has caused confusion, shortages of staples and some cheating.
    5. In the 1920s, Irish rebels attacked the statue of William in Dublin, even to the extent of trucking it to a junkyard and lopping off its head.
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