(v. t.) To separate, select, or pick out; to choose and gather or collect; as, to cull flowers.
(n.) A cully; a dupe; a gull. See Cully.
(1) The cull in 2013 required a policing effort costing millions of pounds and pulling in officers from many different forces.
(2) For the next three years, Foxtons suffered collapsing sales and staff culls.
(3) In a single letter in February 2005, Charles urged a badger cull to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis – damning opponents to the cull as “intellectually dishonest”; lobbied for his preferred person to be appointed to crack down on the mistreatment of farmers by supermarkets; proposed his own aide to brief Downing Street on the design of new hospitals; and urged Blair to tackle an EU directive limiting the use of herbal alternative medicines in the UK.
(4) MPs have voted to abandon the controversial badger cull in England entirely, inflicting an embarrassing defeat on ministers who had already been forced to postpone the start of the killing until next summer.
(5) Even when carried out rigorously, culling does very little to help.
(6) The government's decision to allow a cull of badgers, reportedly to combat bovine tuberculosis, "flies in the face of the scientific evidence" and will serve only to spread the disease, Labour claims.
(7) The results show a decreased physiological response in the animals culled with the mixture, characterised by lower total catecholamine, cortisol and glucose concentrations.
(8) Its instrumentation and organisation are described and a consecutive sample of 1000 ECGs culled from the 50,000 computerised since its inception are discussed.
(9) Even in zoos voted the best in Europe, the Captive Animals’ Protection Society has pointed out, there can be enough evidence of animals behaving abnormally, or a casual approach to culling any surplus, to avoid them or, ideally, close them down.
(10) The planned cull had suffered a series of blows recently, including the discovery of up to twice as many badgers in the culling zones than expected, driving up the cost and complexity of the cull.
(11) What the National Farmers' Union and Tories have achieved with this policy is to reinvigorate the animal rights movement and particularly hunt saboteurs, whose numbers have swelled massively since the culls began.
(12) Rosie Woodroffe, a professor and a key member of an earlier landmark 10-year study of badger culling , said: "It would be extraordinarily unusual for natural causes to change badger populations so rapidly, and indeed no such changes have been seen [elsewhere].
(13) Also on Monday, rock musician and leading opponent of the cull Brian May issued a call for Paterson to resign, claiming he had failed to meet the public's expectation of "honesty and transparency".
(14) A spreadsheet program was written to perform decision tree analysis for control of paratuberculosis (Johne's disease), when testing all adults in a herd and culling all animals with positive test results.
(15) The cull was implemented at four other sites owned by the same company and at a sixth farm less than a kilometre from the site of the confirmed outbreak.
(16) Earnest confirmed some departures were likely as “members of the president’s staff to use the opportunity of the election” to leave the White House and “sort of engage in a transition”, but he rejected suggestions of a cull of big names.
(17) "Whilst business will not mourn the passing of many of the bodies announced today, some were doing valuable work which must not be lost amidst the widespread cull."
(18) The government confirmed on Tuesday that the second year of the cull had begun, sparking outrage from animal rights activists, campaigners and opposition politicians who claim it is cruel and ineffective.
(19) Current recipients of SCC data used the data more frequently than did past recipients of the SCC data to evaluate mastitis treatment or control, choose cows to cull, identify cows to dry off early, indicate herd infection, and evaluate mastitis control.
(20) The risk is that it removes relatively few badgers; then the worst case scenario is not just the loss of the risk reduction observed in the RBCT but the possibility of actually increasing the risk to local cattle herds (such as observed in reactively culled areas of the RBCT).
(n.) The stalk or stem of grain and grasses (including the bamboo), jointed and usually hollow.
(n.) Mineral coal that is not bituminous; anthracite, especially when found in small masses.
(n.) The waste of the Pennsylvania anthracite mines, consisting of fine coal, dust, etc., and used as fuel.
(1) Experiments for uptaking and distribution of the culm stabiliser "camposan" with the agens ethephon are very important to tell something about the dwarf behaviour of the treated plants of rye.
(2) The supplementary diet which consisted largely of a distillery by-product, malt culms, was submitted for mycological examination and fed to two housed lambs.
(3) Aspergillus clavatus was cultured from the culms, and both the affected sheep and the housed lambs showed cerebrospinal degenerative changes.
(4) semitectum were isolated from blighted culms of grain sorghum.
(5) (90%), Rhizopus stolonifer (48%) and yeasts (53%) were the dominant fungi in 699 sputum cultures, and showed a similar proportional distribution in 327 samples of grain, malt, culms and dusts from fifty-six maltings.
(6) The 16th-century chapel of Columbjohn sits beside the river Culm and there are good paddling spots nearby.
(7) The radioactive labelled ethephon is infiltrated through the roots, leaves and cuttings of culms.