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cull

  1. to take out (an animal, especially an inferior one) from a herd.
  2. to reduce the numbers of a population of animals by killing them, e.g. seal culls.
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Steve Culler agreed with the challenges and lack of control issues, pointing out the deadline disruption caused on many of the projects he saw in the past.
Culler explains that readers, in general, are able to understand a literary text through five elements.
Technical Sergeant Dan Culler shipped out for England on September 26,1943, as an airman of the 44th Bomb Group, part of the Eighth Air Force's 66th Squadron.
Sin embargo, el resto del poema nos confirma que la carga dramatica en el quinto verso no hace mas que reafirmar el tono burlesco que hay detras de todo el soneto, pensando en su lectura, de acuerdo con Culler, como manifestacion novedosa de la lengua que implica su posible consideracion desde diferentes operaciones interpretativas ("Competencia literaria" 165).
Owing to the authority of the report and "those of us who defended literature, or opined that the study of literature ought to retain a central place in comparative literature, were belittled by Charlie Bernheimer" (Culler, "Comparative Literature" 2006: 240).
"While it has been a significant improvement, we are still working towards uniformity in this criterion," said Culler. "We would very much like to eliminate mandatory requirements that are outside of the provisions of the NRRA, and continue to ask for this reform when we have the opportunity."
(2.) Quoted in Jonathan Culler, Structuralist Poetics (Ithaca, N.Y.; Cornell University Press, 1975), p.
(16) Further, Jonathan Culler describes the discomfort that the apostrophe invokes:
"We have not seen a flooding of business out of E&S back into standard lines," says Scott Culler, regional president of Markel's western E&S operations.
Culler presents students, academics, researchers, and general interest readers with a comprehensive investigation into the origins, history, and contemporary expressions of the Western tradition of lyric poetry.
Slip a small cutting mat under the quilt top (you'll need to do this at the top and the bottom) and use a rotary culler and ruler to trim the border strips to the same length as the quilt top.