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.
In many names the divine element is lopped off, but was originally present.
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.
With one stroke he lopped the wood in half.
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.