Do you know, Master Darner, I'm sorely tempted to pitch you neck and crop out of the window?
There was no longer any chance for the wildness of the beast to crop out.
It rarely failed to crop out when he was writing even on the gravest and most impersonal of subjects.
A "blind lead" is a lead or ledge that does not "crop out" above the surface.
Geraldine's heart began to quicken and she put a guard upon her manner lest eagerness should crop out in spite of her.
"When they have been sent neck and crop out of North America," growled Jim.
He said something about inherited eccentricities, probably just beginning to crop out.
They might even be said to crop out with remarkable frequency.
They crop out incidentally in the course of conversation and are only related when I ply the prisoner with questions.
You said you were going to be irresponsible, you know, and I didn't know just where it might crop out.
Old English cropp "bird's craw," also "head or top of a sprout or herb." The common notion is "protuberance." Cognate with Old High German kropf, Old Norse kroppr. Meaning "harvest product" is c.1300, probably through the verbal meaning "cut off the top of a plant" (c.1200).
"cut off the top of a plant," c.1200, from crop (n.). The general meaning of "to cut off" is mid-15c. Related: Cropped; cropping. Women's fashion crop top is attested from 1984.