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crop

(krŏp)
n.
Zoology
a. A pouchlike enlargement of a bird's gullet in which food is partially digested or stored for regurgitation to nestlings.
b. A similar enlargement in the digestive tract of annelids and insects.

crop

  1. in vertebrates, particularly some birds, an expanded part of the oesophagus where food is stored.
  2. in invertebrates, an expansion of the anterior part of the gut system where food is either digested or stored.
  3. the agricultural or commercial fishery yield.
  4. in ecological terms, the difference between gross annual production and the net production - i.e. the material eaten by predators (or herbivores where the food is a vegetable), including that taken by man, and that consumed by organisms responsible for decay. See STANDING CROP.
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Head up, belly in, chest out, eyes front, and swing your arms keeping the riding crop parallel to the ground."
It's time these handlers were given a sharp crack with a riding crop and reminded that Dickens has been pan bread for a long time.
Forget tired comparisons with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, from the moment the spiky blonde appeared on stage brandishing a riding crop, her eyes hidden behind dark shades, Pink showed she is no bubblegum pop princess.
But when Andy Bell glided into the spotlight dressed as Mary Poppins, complete with top hat and glittery riding crop, he soon rustled up a drama of unforgettable hits that had the audience of 1980s throwbacks rocking in the aisles.
A HUNTSWOMAN filmed whipping a protester with a riding crop launched a foul-mouthed rant at hunt saboteurs just three weeks earlier, it has been claimed.
In the video, the woman can be heard yelling, "Get off my horse," while hitting one protester with her riding crop multiple times.
Her naked body is whipped, spanked and teased with Christian's riding crop - behaviour that would be likely to spark a complaint to the Jockeys Association in any other situation.
Tom highlights the sex scenes in Christian's Red Room Of Pain where he straps Ana to all kinds of kinky devices from flogging benches to a cross and spanks her with a riding crop, flogger and even a ruler.
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The pony, Fanta, was beaten for 15 minutes, with several people using a riding crop, before she fell over, split her skull and had to be put down, Yate Magistrates' Court in North Avon heard.