To cull him now would make little sense: It would, in effect, be to kill an ant with a nuclear weapon.
Douglas will cull the best tweets from around the Twitterverse, and write an introduction.
In this case, a cull of the Taliban and ISAF tweets yields a unique view into the current state of Afghan affairs.
Prenatal testing leads to more abortions and prompts us to “cull the ranks of the disabled”?
In 2012 she again raised eyebrows when she suggested that badgers shot in any cull should be eaten.
The windfall and cull apples may be divided into two grades.
I have taken pains to cull the most choice of my acquaintance.
All that I needed to do was to cull out and bring to the fore the pertinent facts.
To cull fortune from misfortune, to turn loss into profit, that is to have genius.
Of 10,000 turkeys marketed at Moose Jaw there was not a single "cull."
c.1200, originally "put through a strainer," from Old French coillir (12c., Modern French cueillir) "collect, gather, pluck, select," from Latin colligere "gather together, collect," originally "choose, select" (see collect). Related: Culled; culling. As a noun, from 1610s.
"dupe, saphead," rogues' slang from late 16c., perhaps a shortening of cullion "base fellow," originally "testicle" (from French couillon, from Old French coillon "testicle; worthless fellow, dolt," from Latin coleus, literally "strainer bag;" see cojones), though another theory traces it to Romany (Gypsy) chulai "man." Also sometimes cully, though some authorities assert cully was the canting term for "dupe" and cull was generic "man, fellow," without implication of gullibility. Cf. also gullible.