With one stroke he lopped the wood in half.
In many names the divine element is lopped off, but was originally present.
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.
The branches should not be lopped in spring, on account of their tendency to bleed at that season.