(I) A bushy plant whose stem is woody and branches out thickly from the ground, not attaining sufficient height to be called a tree; this smallness of vertical growth is natural or is effected by cutting and lopping at an early stage or at stated seasons.
For instance, the clipping of a hedge or the lopping of a tree will cause to develop numerous buds which may have been dormant for years.
The trainee months ago made a horrible mistake by choosing to target Ingrid, and Xander didn't think twice about lopping off his head.
lopping, wilful damage or wilful destruction of trees without the Local Authorities consent.
lopping off branches before finally felling the tree.
lopping off the heads of the Al Queda hydra will only make it grow more.
lopping of old trees may remove actual or potential wintering or breeding roost sites.
Prior to lopping off his famous locks for a more mature and sophisticated and tapered shape, Justin Bieber rocked the stage with floppy shaggy hair that seemed to mimic a Beatles bowl cut.
Even sending an additional 26 half payments, one every two weeks, will result in an additional 13 monthly payments for the year, lopping off interest charges and principal.
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