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cropper

1. 
a. a cutting machine for removing the heads from castings and ingots
b. a guillotine for cutting lengths of bar or strip
2. a machine for shearing the nap from cloth
3. a variety of domestic pigeon with a puffed-out crop
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Violinist Peter Cropper, cellist Moray Welsh and pianist Martin Roscoe will play works by Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms, at the Bridge House Theatre, Warwick.
"I always do In The Midnight Hour, some Booker T stuff and Dock of the Bay, and (fittingly) we do Soul Man." | Steve Cropper and The Animals play The Globe, Cardiff on February 12.
Cropper draws our attention to the distinctions between noblesse d'epee, noblesse de robe, and the bourgeoisie.
The July 15 transfer of Camp Cropper, which had held many of what the US military considered "high value" AQM inmates, was considered yet another milestone towards full Iraqi sovereignty, just over a month before America is scheduled to withdraw the last of its combat troops.
Camp Cropper will remain open for at least two years under Iraqi control but will be renamed Camp Al Karkh.
Among the last of Saddam's inner circle to leave Camp Cropper was former deputy prime minister Tareq Aziz, who was transferred to Khadimiyah prison in Baghdad on Tuesday night.
The last three chapters of Cropper's book are perhaps the most effectively written.
The late justification of this legend even supports Cropper's argument for a later dating than the usual 1590 for Agostino's painting, which his biographer, Carlo Cesare Malvasia, records he had great difficulty completing.
PRIORITIES AT CAMP CROPPER (The Japan Times, an English-language daily)
THERESA Cropper rushes home to her townhouse on Chicago's near South Side to get her sons ready for their 5 p.m.
But when club owners - Mark Potts, Malcolm Mercer and Phillip Cropper - spotted the video footage they hatched a plan to extort pounds 70,000 from Crowe.