What's the difference between lopping and sopping?
(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lop
(n.) A cutting off, as of branches; that which is cut off; leavings.
(1) The PBR took "no tough decisions", jibed the Conservatives, but it lopped £7bn off public spending and jacked up national insurance contributions by £3bn – fairly tough in anyone's book.
(2) LOP, unlike IMP, showed relatively weak effects on general behavior in mice, spontaneous EEG in cats and spontaneous motor activity in mice.
(3) Public companies have to be accountable, and that accountability often means lopping off freewheeling, creative endeavoirs that you hope will make money and concentrating on making cash with what you have.
(4) Various techniques of correction of lop ear have been described.
(5) Jonathan Ross has, for years, been a target for those who yearn to lop tall poppies.
(6) Remember those embarrassing bills for wisteria clearance at the young Conservative leader’s home amid the expenses debacle of 2009, and how these were lopped away by a merciless assault on the more shameless claims of various knights of the shire?
(7) The authors believe that the proportion of remissions may be increased combining Lycurim with vincristine, procarbazine and glycocorticosteroids (LOP or LOPP).
(8) President Lagos wants to lop $125m out of its budget and the generals are keen to ensure that they retain control of the copper export revenues that have guaranteed its material privileges for so long.
(9) Rogozin's attempt to bolt the present on to a lop-sided analogy with the past was not an honest attempt at historically grounded prognosis, but a warning to the west to stay out of the conflict.
(10) The Treasury was originally looking to lop an extra £10bn off spending, a demand for further cuts that has since risen to around £14bn.
(11) Nevertheless, over two hours and 47 minutes of rolling drama, the 20-year-old gave all he had in what was a curiously lop-sided five-setter, before the experienced Belgian, ranked 16 in the world, wore him down to win 3-6, 1-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-0 in front of a fevered audience of 13,000.
(12) The authors report their experience in the surgical treatment of 78 patients with lop, prominent, or protruding ears.
(13) The equal-CA group was the only group advantaged by both the levels of processing (LOP) and the distinctiveness of encoding (DOE) manipulations.
(14) A clearer solution to our lop-sided post-devolution constitution can begin to heal this breach.
(15) Once surgically implanted into the ear of a Laboratory Lop rabbit, a thin tissue bed which grows between the layers of the chamber can be viewed through the microscope.
(16) It is applicable to protruding ears and some "lop" ears; scapha and concha can be corrected to individually varying degrees.
(17) MIP of apparent molecular mass 26 kDa was detected in extracts of adult DBA, LOP and CBA-LOP lenses, but only low molecular mass (less than 26 kDa) immunoreactive proteins were detected in similar extracts from adult CAT and NCT lenses.
(18) 'Lop-sided' cells formed approximately 18% of the total of Meynert cells studied and the 'perpendicular' 32%.
(19) He display- ed no signs of personal avarice; he cut his presidential salary when he came to power, and lopped off a further third of it as a regular donation to a children's fund.
(20) Reflecting on a lop-sided literary career, she adds, "You get this…" She searches unsuccessfully for the word and then says, "Something surges out of you at a certain age and you're full of it all.
(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sop
(1) Worst of all they are a sop to those who think censorship is the answer to powerlessness.
(2) Scores of sopping-wet pedestrians have complained to police after being splashed when motorists drove through puddles, figures show.
(3) After addition of ouabain (1 microM) the after potentials, after contractions, and SOP and SOT amplitude were significantly increased.
(4) Intracellular killing (KI), superoxide anion-producing capacity (SOP), and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity were measured in 22 patients with esophageal cancer, 27 with gastric cancer, and 13 age-matched controls.
(5) In the present study, we have shown by single afferent unit recording in the organs of Lorenzini that L-serine-O-phosphate (L-SOP) decreases the resting discharge frequency as well as electrically evoked responses.
(6) Immediately after resuscitation, the following data were obtained; arterial (a) pH 7.17, PaCO2 37.8 mmHg, aHCO3- 13.2 mEq.l-1, venous (v) pH 7.09, PvCO2 57.5 mmHg, vHCO3- 16.6 mEq.l-1, CSF (c) pH 7.27, PcCO2 41.4 mmHg, cHCO3- 18.6 mEq.l-1, serum osmotic pressure (SOP) 310 mOsm.kg-1, and serum lactate (SL) 24.8 mg.dl-1.
(7) In a sop to UK sensibilities, Germany suggested a slight postponement and slight adjustment of the new regime in what looked like giving Osborne an opportunity to save face.
(8) "This bill is a sop to Eurosceptics on the Tory backbenches rather than a serious policy for Europe," said shadow Europe minister, Wayne David.
(9) The insertion of sop+ from the F plasmid or parB+ from the R1 plasmid reduced the loss frequency by a factor of 10(3) for the pBR322 derivative and by at least a factor of 10(2) for the mini-R1 plasmid.
(10) The BBC sessions version of Hey is one of my favourite ever songs and to hear that, as the sun was trying to break through, almost made me forget the fact I'd lost my waterproof and was walking about sopping wet in a glorified bin-liner.
(11) The present results therefore indicate that the environmental contaminants, HPO and SOP, lack any potential for modification of mammary gland or colon carcinogenesis under the conditions of the investigation.
(12) The month-long review will act as a sop to France's Socialist government that wants to keep American hands off what it has described as one of its "industrial jewels".
(13) The intraocular pressure (IOP) was decreased by 14 mm Hg to 3.9 and 4.9 mm Hg after SOP and VOP, respectively.
(14) This would be a drop in the ocean, and do nothing to resolve the mountain of outstanding debt; but it might be enough of a sop to Hollande for him to be able to claim he's shifted the debate towards growth.
(15) Myelomatosis developed in 10 SOP and 2 EMP patients, and this development did not correlate with the presence or absence of an M-component at the time of diagnosis of plasmacytoma.
(16) The offer of a referendum “was a concession to party, a manoeuvre to access some of the Ukip vote, a sop to the rampant anti-Europe feeling of parts of the media.
(17) The second provision was a sop to unions, and as such was seen as a Democratic ask: a tax on group health care plans – which would fund a reinsurance program to protect against early strain on the system from potentially lots of sick people and no healthy people signing up – was to be delayed.
(18) Fisher worked during the height of the recovery, helping launch boats that were going out to sop up oil.
(19) Previous studies have identified a glycoprotein (sOP 92) that is secreted by sheep oviductal epithelium and subsequently becomes associated with developing embryos.
(20) This year, in fact, was an exception, when very late in the day and as a sop to commuters, George Osborne announced that the formula would be simply RPI, forcing the rail companies into hurried changes to their complicated fares tables.