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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).
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.
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There's Jemmy Oliver, of our regiment, he narrowly escaped being a pimp too, and that would have been a thousand pities; for d--n me if he is not one of the prettiest fellows in the whole world; but he went farther than I with the old cull, for Jimmey can neither write nor read.
Sometimes they cut down trees of the largest size and then cull the branches, the bark of which is most to their taste.
But the Environment Department (Defra) also published consultations on lifting the cap for the number of areas where culls can take place each year and on licensing some culling in parts of England at low risk of TB.
Last December, preparing the way for an extension to the cull, the then Environment Secretary Liz Truss said that the trial culls had 'met their targets'.
The badger culls are a wholly indiscriminate slaughter of wildlife hiding under a disingenuous fig leaf of 'disease prevention'.
BADGER culls could be extended further across England as part of the Government's attempts to curb tuberculosis in cattle, the farming minister has said.
THE British Veterinary Association has withdrawn its support for the shooting of free running badgers in the UK Government's controversial pilot culls.
Many waved flags, carried placards and banners opposing the planned controversial badger culls while others even dressed up as badgers to hammer their message home.
But the culls have divided the public, with farmers and rural communities desperate to find a way to curb devastating bovine TB.
David Bowles, from the RSPCA, said: "At last the Government has acknowledged that the culls have failed to reach their target numbers and failed to do it in the allocated time.
The RSPCA said while the culls may Antoinette Sandbach AM not result in the total eradication of badgers in England as a whole, it was possible in certain areas within the cull zones the loss could be total.
No information was given on where shooting of badgers had begun, but licences have been given for two pilot culls in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset, with around 5,000 badgers set to be killed in a six-week period across the two areas.