That the other part of the parliament consisted of an assembly called the House of Commons, who were all principal gentlemen, freely picked and culled out by the people themselves, for their great abilities and love of their country, to represent the wisdom of the whole nation.
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Cut off my hair, took my clothes, and put me in a pen outside with the others for a culling.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
They’d stand by and watch the culling.
Laurie Halse Anderson -- The Impossible Knife of Memory