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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Poll, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Polled p. pr. & vb. n. Polling.]
 1. To remove the poll or head of; hence, to remove the top or end of; to clip; to lop; to shear; as, to poll the head; to poll a tree.
    When he [Absalom] pollled his head.   --2 Sam. xiv. 26.
    His death did so grieve them that they polled themselves; they clipped off their horse and mule's hairs.   --Sir T. North.
 2. To cut off; to remove by clipping, shearing, etc.; to mow or crop; -- sometimes with off; as, to poll the hair; to poll wool; to poll grass.
 Who, as he polled off his dart's head, so sure he had decreed
 That all the counsels of their war he would poll off like it.   --Chapman.
 3. To extort from; to plunder; to strip. [Obs.]
    Which polls and pills the poor in piteous wise.   --Spenser.
 4. To impose a tax upon. [Obs.]
 5. To pay as one's personal tax.
    The man that polled but twelve pence for his head.   --Dryden.
 6. To enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, esp. for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one.
    Polling the reformed churches whether they equalize in number those of his three kingdoms.   --Milton.
 7. To register or deposit, as a vote; to elicit or call forth, as votes or voters; as, he polled a hundred votes more than his opponent.
    And poll for points of faith his trusty vote.   --Tickell.
 8. Law To cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight line without indentation; as, a polled deed. See Dee░ poll.
 To poll a jury, to call upon each member of the jury to answer individually as to his concurrence in a verdict which has been rendered.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Poll·ing n.
 1. The act of topping, lopping, or cropping, as trees or hedges.
 2. Plunder, or extortion. [Obs.]
 3. The act of voting, or of registering a vote.
 Polling booth, a temporary structure where the voting at an election is done; a polling place.