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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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He suggested the bolt croppers should have been tested.
A Perfect Duet: The Diary of Roy and Hayley Cropper is published by FBS Publishing Ltd, and is now available from bookstores and online in paperback and eBook.
JULIE Hesmondhalgh has quit Coronation Street after 15 years as the first soap transsexual Hayley Cropper.
Potato croppers were advised to reap their output before Sunday evening.
Police found the victims gagged, their hands tied with electrical cord, and with their throats slit in Mr Cropper's home.
The Louisiana Farmers' Union was formed in the mid-1930s, originating as an offshoot of the Share Croppers' Union.
The smoking ban and cheap supermarket booze have taken their toll on the traditional pub and many, like the Croppers, have become more than just watering holes.
Environmentalist John Cropper, originally from Halsall, was found bound, gagged and with his throat cut alongside the bodies of his sister-in-law, Lynette Pearson and mother-in-law Maggie Lee.
Even while landlords increased their grip on tenants who paid them rent, the courts also widened the scope of the very different status of "croppers." Sharply distinguished from tenancy, in sharecropping a portion of the crop or its proceeds was paid by the landowner to the laborer as wages.
But I wonder whether a planning inspector's decision to dismiss an appeal over the former municipal toilets in the street, next to The Croppers Arms pub in Marsh, is not a tri-fle precious.
"The driver of the car got out of the car briefly and brandished a pair of bolt croppers before getting back into the car and driving off along Bucks Hill towards Stockingford."
A Street insider said: "The Croppers love having a child about and begin to dream of having him with them permanently.