The branches should not be lopped in spring, on account of their tendency to bleed at that season.
Rhyn lopped the head off the last demon and wiped his knife again.
The Rigveda (3, 8) describes it as a tree well lopped with axe, anointed and adorned by the priest.
In many names the divine element is lopped off, but was originally present.
The substructure was built up from the bottom of the loch, partly of brushwood but chiefly of logs and trunks of trees with the branches lopped off, placed in layers, each disposed transversely or obliquely across the one below it.