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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.
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Here were crops that men had worked for three or four months to prepare, and of which they would lose nearly all unless they could find others to help them for a week or two.
Fortified by these sound principles, enlightened by the stores of written information in my commercial library, I have ranged through the population for years past, and have raised my charitable crops with the most cheering success.
My kraals are desolate, the cattle wander untended on the hills, birds pick at the unguarded crops.
How the telephone saved a three million dollar fruit crop in Colorado, in 1909, is the story that is oftenest told in the West.
But, just at the time when my story begins, the good lady was very busy, because she had the care of the wheat, and the Indian corn, and the rye and barley and, in short, of the crops of every kind, all over the earth; and as the season had thus far been uncommonly backward, it was necessary to make the harvest ripen more speedily than usual.
These valleys must form the grand points of commencement of the future settlement of the country; but there must be many such, en folded in the embraces of these lower ranges of mountains; which, though at present they lie waste and uninhabited, and to the eye of the trader and trapper, present but barren wastes, would, in the hands of skilful agriculturists and husbandmen, soon assume a different aspect, and teem with waving crops, or be covered with flocks and herds.
She wore them in a crop, for in those days, when society was in a healthier state, young ladies wore crops long after they were twenty, and Penelope was not yet nineteen.
And directly below them the eye rested on a more advanced line of hanging woods, divided by bright patches of pasture or furrowed crops, and not yet deepened into the uniform leafy curtains of high summer, but still showing the warm tints of the young oak and the tender green of the ash and lime.
To my judgment, there’ll be short crops this season, if the rain doesn’t fail quite speedily.
At every half-mile a groaning water-wheel lifted the soft water from the river to the crops by way of a mud-built aqueduct.
He said that since I had set my magnificent foot in his kingdom the crops would probably yield seventy per cent more than the average.
The buffaloes had found no wallows to be cool in, and no green crops to steal.