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cull

 (kŭl)
tr.v. culled, cull·ing, culls
1. To pick out from others; select.
2. To gather; collect.
3. To remove rejected members or parts from (a herd, for example).
n.
Something picked out from others, especially something rejected because of inferior quality.

[Middle English cullen, from Old French cuillir, from Latin colligere; see collect1.]

cull′er n.

culling

(ˈkʌlɪŋ)
n
1. (Environmental Science) the reduction of the size of an animal population
2. (Agriculture) killing
3. killing
Translations

culling

[ˈkʌlɪŋ] n [animals] (= selective killing) → abattage m sélectif, élimination f sélective (= slaughter) → massacre m, abattage m

culling

[ˈkʌlɪŋ] neliminazione f selettiva
References in classic literature ?
Methinks there's a genius Roams in the mountains, Girdled with ivy And robed in wisteria, Lips ever smiling, Of noble demeanour, Driving the yellow pard, Tiger-attended, Couched in a chariot With banners of cassia, Cloaked with the orchid, And crowned with azaleas; Culling the perfume Of sweet flowers, he leaves In the heart a dream-blossom, Memory haunting.
For several weeks I had been culling all the information I could about Italy, from tourists.
The evidence shows a policy of badger culling is unsustainable, uneconomic and, as this committee recognises, could even worsen the spread of bovine TB.
Culling badgers in a bid to control bovine Tuberculosis (TB) is unlikely to be a cost-effective way of combating the disease, scientists have concluded.
This loss was due to reduced milk production, early culling, and poor conditioning at culling.
The veteran rocker said culling had been "a disaster" costing taxpayers PS5,000 per animal.
Ministers and farmers insist culling is necessary to address tuberculosis in livestock, which can catch the disease from badgers, with more than 26,000 cattle slaughtered in England last year and multimillion-pound losses.
She said: "I am really passionate about this, as are the thousands of people who have come to Birmingham today to protest about the Government's culling plans.
The NFU maintains this is unproven and points to international experience in places like Australia, New Zealand and Ireland, which all successfully tackled TB in livestock using culling of wildlife which spread the disease.
You would think that they would have been done as part of the application for the culling licence.
More than 30 of the UK's leading animal disease experts, including the president of the Zoological Society of London, Professor Sir Patrick Bateson, and professors from Oxbridge and Imperial College London, have written a letter to the Observer which argues that culling badgers could increase the problem of TB in cattle.
West Somerset is expected to be announced as a culling zone next week.