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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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Now I say it ain't a-goin' to be more'n two hours befo' this wrack breaks up and washes off down the river.
The analogy did not occur to her, but something else did as she saw the flushed face and fever wracked body of the man whose appeal to her she would have thought purely physical had she given the subject any analytic consideration; and as a realization of his utter helplessness came to her she bent over him and kissed first his forehead and then his lips.
The second night after the drowning of the mate the little yacht was suddenly wracked from stem to stern.
I think that we should have succeeded, even though the ship was wracked from stem to stern by the terrific buffetings she received, and though she were half submerged the greater part of the time, had no further accident befallen us.
Fire Brigades Union leader Matt Wrack, himself a firefighter, blasts a "back-to-front" inquiry.
Fire Brigades Union (FBU) general secretary Matt Wrack, who has been attending the inquiry, said the questioning the firefighter had faced had concerned others yet to face the inquiry.
The two professors from GUtech's Department of Applied Geosciences were doing field work in Ras Al Hadd when some of their students came across rubbish that was arranged in wrack lines, or lines of debris left by high tides, on the beach.
FBU boss Matt Wrack said: "As a result of the refusal of governments in Westminster and Cardiff to see sense, it appears strike action is unavoidable."
Fire Brigades Union (FBU) general secretary Matt Wrack said services were being "cut to pieces" as a result of austerity measures.
The 11.6-acre parcel is located in the northwest corner of Boylston, near properties already under control of the group that are known as Wrack Meadow Brook, Keisling, and Mile Hill Woods Reservations.
Because of the unique plate cylinders of the P-Series presses, HarperScientific designed its Cylinder Wrack to provide a storage solution that is equally distinct.
WRACK was a double champion, the best hurdler in an era when hurdling was very much the poor relation of steeplechasing and the Champion Hurdle did not exist.