Definition of Copsing

1. Verb. (present participle of copse) ¹



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Definition of Copsing

1. copse [v] - See also: copse

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Copsing

coprozoic
copræmia
cops
cops and robbers
cops out
copse
copsed
copselike
copses
copsewood
copsewoods
copshop
copshops
copsier
copsiest
copsing (current term)
copsy
copter
copters
coptic lung
coptosis
copublish
copublished
copublisher
copublishers
copublishes
copublishing
copula
copula linguae
copulae

Literary usage of Copsing

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1. Dendrologia: Or, A Treatise of Forest Trees, with Evelyn's Silva, Rev., Cor by James Mitchell, John Evelyn (1827)
"Verse, on copsing; I call harvesting Woodland produce. ... At every copsing, there are all the oldest timbers to be felled, and in their fall they cripple ..."

2. Statistical Survey of the County of Armagh, with Observations on the Means by Charles Coote, Royal Dublin Society (1804)
"... might else be in the most vigorous oak forest, and by judicious cutting and copsing would be a lasting and valuable property to the proprietor; but, ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1880)
"copsing (Dors.), mowing thistles, &c., in the field. Cord, a certain (very variable) quantity of cut wood piled up; see Weights and Measures [p. 170]. ..."

4. The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift by Jonathan Swift, Temple Scott, William Edward Hartpole Lecky (1903)
"... or to enclose grounds; not one hedge, in a hundred, coming to maturity, for want of skill and industry. The neglect of copsing woods cut down, ..."

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