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pollard

1. an animal, such as a sheep or deer, that has either shed its horns or antlers or has had them removed
2. a tree that has had its top cut off to encourage the formation of a crown of branches
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First he tried the pollard willow, but it was damp; and the otters had left a dead fish near it.
Green, reedy swamps; fields fertile but flat, cultivated in patches that made them look like magnified kitchen-gardens; belts of cut trees, formal as pollard willows, skirting the horizon; narrow canals, gliding slow by the road-side; painted Flemish farmhouses; some very dirty hovels; a gray, dead sky; wet road, wet fields, wet house-tops: not a beautiful, scarcely a picturesque object met my eye along the whole route; yet to me, all was beautiful, all was more than picturesque.
We walked down the quaint village street with a row of pollarded elms on each side of it.
They had moored their boat one night under a bank veiled in high grasses and short pollarded trees.
On his 'days out,' those flecks of light in his flat vista of pollard old men,' it was at once Mrs Plornish's delight and sorrow, when he was strong with meat, and had taken his full halfpenny-worth of porter, to say, 'Sing us a song, Father.' Then he would give them Chloe, and if he were in pretty good spirits, Phyllis also--Strephon he had hardly been up to since he went into retirement--and then would Mrs Plornish declare she did believe there never was such a singer as Father, and wipe her eyes.
Val is stunned when she rolls up to the cricket pavilion and learns just what lengths her estranged husband has gone to, but still feels irked that she's not the SMACKER: The Pollards centre of attention.
They say that his imprisonment was intended to serve as a warning to any Americans of the price to be paid for betraying their country and that his early release to what is likely to be a hero's welcome in Israel, even for a noteworthy purpose of keeping peace talks on track, sends the wrong message to future Jonathan Pollards, and, yes, Edward Snowdens.
The Pollards divorced after Jonathan was imprisoned, and he has since remarried.
WIRRAL gastropub and restaurant Pollards Inn has announced it is to host a food and drink festival this summer to celebrate local independent food and drink purveyors.
Pollard org: Compt says Israel asked for Pollards release - but says nothing was documented!
The Pollards' nightmare began when three bogus policemen knocked on the door of their motorhome demanding money, claiming the couple had parked illegally in a lay-by.
Even though Israel was providing moral and material support to the Pollards, it was clear that real progress would be made only at the political level.