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crop

1. short for riding crop
2. 
a. a pouchlike expanded part of the oesophagus of birds, in which food is stored or partially digested before passing on to the gizzard
b. a similar structure in insects, earthworms, and other invertebrates

crop

[kräp]
(agriculture)
A plant or animal grown for its commercial value.
(metallurgy)
Defective end portion of an ingot which is removed for scrap before rolling the ingot.
(vertebrate zoology)
A distensible saccular diverticulum near the lower end of the esophagus of birds which serves to hold and soften food before passage into the stomach.

crop, crope

A bunch of foliage worked or sculptured at the top of a spire, finial, or similar decorative member, and having a resemblance to the top of a plant.

crop

To remove parts of a digital image or physical photo to retain a smaller section of the original. Cropping a digital image is performed by a function in every image or photo editing program. It does not reduce the resolution; it removes part of the image. Cropping a physical photo means cutting part of it away.
References in classic literature ?
I'll give it to you, Marmee, just to remember past glories by, for a crop is so comfortable I don't think I shall ever have a mane again.
It would be an omission, trifling, indeed, but unpardonable, were we to forget the green moss that had long since gathered over the projections of the windows, and on the slopes of the roof nor must we fail to direct the reader's eye to a crop, not of weeds, but flower-shrubs, which were growing aloft in the air, not a great way from the chimney, in the nook between two of the gables.
Legree, like many other planters, had but one form of ambition,--to have in the heaviest crop of the season,--and he had several bets on this very present season pending in the next town.
The valleys of the Ganges, the Nile, and the Shine having yielded their crop, it remains to be seen what the valleys of the Amazon, the Plate, the Orinoco, the St.
The fool crop," responded Miranda tersely, and changed the subject, much to Jane's gratitude, for she had been nervous and ill at ease for the last fifteen minutes.
My dear girl, here or elsewhere, the crop never fails -- but one man can't always gather it in.
Turning upon me a lustreless eye, that reminded me of a long-forgotten blind old horse who once used to crop the grass, and tumble over the graves, in Blunderstone churchyard, he said he was glad to see me: and then he gave me his hand; which I didn't know what to do with, as it did nothing for itself.
The evil principle deprecated in that religion is the orderly sequence by which the seed brings forth a crop after its kind.
The method is this: in an acre of ground you bury, at six inches distance and eight deep, a quantity of acorns, dates, chestnuts, and other mast or vegetables, whereof these animals are fondest; then you drive six hundred or more of them into the field, where, in a few days, they will root up the whole ground in search of their food, and make it fit for sowing, at the same time manuring it with their dung: it is true, upon experiment, they found the charge and trouble very great, and they had little or no crop.
How the telephone saved a three million dollar fruit crop in Colorado, in 1909, is the story that is oftenest told in the West.
And I can tell you that by this his father and friends who believed him grew very rich because they did as he advised them, bidding them 'sow barley this year, not wheat; this year you may sow pulse and not barley; the next there will be a full oil crop, and the three following not a drop will be got.
The hilltop, the cool air of the night, the company of the great monuments, the sight of the city under his feet, with its hills and valleys and crossing files of lamps, drew him by all he had of the poetic, and he turned that way; and by that quite innocent deflection, ripened the crop of his venial errors for the sickle of destiny.