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 for Pruned
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prune \Prune\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pruned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Pruning.] [OE. proine, probably fr. F. provigner to lay
     down vine stocks for propagation; hence, probably, the
     meaning, to cut away superfluous shoots. See Provine.]
     1. To lop or cut off the superfluous parts, branches, or
        shoots of; to clear of useless material; to shape or
        smooth by trimming; to trim: as, to prune trees; to prune
        an essay. --Thackeray.
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              Taking into consideration how they [laws] are to be
              pruned and reformed.                  --Bacon.
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              Our delightful task
              To prune these growing plants, and tend these
              flowers.                              --Milton.
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     2. To cut off or cut out, as useless parts.
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              Horace will our superfluous branches prune.
                                                    --Waller.
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     3. To preen; to prepare; to dress. --Spenser.
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              His royal bird
              Prunes the immortal wing and cloys his beak. --Shak.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "pruned":
     Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, abstracted, aposiopestic, bobbed,
     brief, brusque, capsule, capsulized, clipped, close, compact,
     compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, crisp,
     cropped, curt, curtailed, cut, cut short, digested, docked, elided,
     elliptic, epigrammatic, gnomic, laconic, mowed, mown, nipped,
     pithy, pointed, pollard, polled, reaped, reserved, sententious,
     shaved, sheared, short, short and sweet, short-cut, shortened,
     snub, snubbed, succinct, summary, synopsized, taciturn, terse,
     tight, to the point, trimmed, truncated
  
  

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