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poll

(pōl),
The anatomic landmark in equids at junction between head and neck on dorsal top line between the ears. Area is subject to trauma. Historically, condition called p. evil was prevalent, a disorder arising from Brucella sp. infection of supraatlantal bursa; now rarely seen.
[M.E., fr. D. pol, head]

poll

(pōl)
n.
The head, especially the top of the head where hair grows.
v. polled, polling, polls
v.tr.
1. To cut off or trim (hair, horns, or wool, for example); clip.
2. To trim or cut off the hair, wool, branches, or horns of: polled the sheep; polled the trees.

poll′er n.

POLL  

Physician Office-to-lab link Lab medicine A system consisting of soft and hardware that links a physician's office computer to a diagnostic lab, so the results are transferred to the office when available in the lab

poll

top of the head; the occiput.

poll evil
a condition of horses involving inflammation of the supra-atlantal bursa and infection with Brucella abortus, occasionally Brucella suis or Actinomyces spp. The bursa is swollen and painful initially and may rupture to discharge through a sinus.
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Poll evil in horse. By permission from Knottenbelt DC, Pascoe RR, Diseases and Disorders of the Horse, Saunders, 2003
poll Hereford cattle
poll pad
worn on top of the bridle to protect a horse's poll while traveling.
poll presentation
see poll presentation.
poll Shorthorn cattle
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According to the EC, "The period may commence from the beginning of the hours fixed for poll on the first day of poll and continues till half an hour after closing of the polling in all the states and union territories.
E-poll books guard against fraud, since they immediately inform poll workers if someone has voted early or absentee.
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Clearly, better programs to recruit, train and appreciate poll workers must be created.
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Weissberg found exactly what he was looking for (and one wonders how often that happens in social science research--there's a poll whose results I'd like to see).
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