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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Definitions for cull

  1. to choose; select; pick.
  2. to gather the choice things or parts from.
  3. to collect; gather; pluck.

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Citations for cull
...the more connections, the more chaos, and the harder it is to cull any meaning from the seas of signal. David Foster Wallace, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, 1997
Call for our chiefest men of discipline, to cull the plots of best advantage. William Shakespeare, King John, 1590s
Origin of cull
1300-1350
Cull entered English in the 1300s as a verb derived from the Latin colligere meaning "gather together" or "collect." It was another 300 years before the noun form of cull entered the language.