The branches should not be lopped in spring, on account of their tendency to bleed at that season.
With one stroke he lopped the wood in half.
The Rigveda (3, 8) describes it as a tree well lopped with axe, anointed and adorned by the priest.
Rhyn lopped the head off the last demon and wiped his knife again.
Through a gap in the broken wall he could see, beside the wooden fence, a row of thirty year-old birches with their lower branches lopped off, a field on which shocks of oats were standing, and some bushes near which rose the smoke of campfires-- the soldiers' kitchens.