See also:English "
See also:group "), the ingluvies, or pouched expansion of a
See also:bird's oesophagus, in which the
See also:food remains to undergo a preparatory
See also:process of digestion before being passed into the true stomach . From the meaning of " top " or "
See also:head," as applied to a plant,
See also:herb or flower, comes the
See also:common use of the word for the more particular expressions are the "
See also:crop," for such
See also:grain crops as
See also:barley or wheat, which whiten as they grow ripe; and "
See also:green-crop " for such as roots or potatoes which do not, and also for those which are cut in a green state, like
See also:clover (see
See also:AGRICULTURE) . Other uses, more or less technical, of the word are, in
See also:leather-dressing, for the whole untrimmed hide; in
See also:mining and geology, for the " outcrop " or appearance at the
See also:surface of a vein or stratum and, particularly in tin mining, of the best
See also:part of the ore produced after dressing . A "
See also:hunting-crop " is•a
See also:short thick stock for a
See also:whip, with a small leather
See also:loop at one end, to which a thong. may be attached . From the verb " to crop," i.e. to take off the top of anything, comes " crop" meaning a closely cut head of hair, found in the name " croppy " given to the Roundheads at the
See also:time of the
See also:Rebellion, to the Catholics in
See also:Ireland in 1688 by the
See also:Orangemen, probably with reference to the priests' tonsures, and to the Irish rebels of 1798, who cut their hair short in imitation of the French revolutionaries .
JASPER FRANCIS CROPSEY (1823–1900)
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