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Men were crowding about Grim, clean-cut, determined-looking Earthmen.

Trained for the fight of his life from muzzle to clean-cut hoofs.

He was clean-cut, dark-skinned and red-haired, and walked with a swinging gait.

He was an older man, with a grave mouth and a clean-cut jowl.

We will not repeat it, save to say that it was as crisp, clean-cut, and pointed as his chin.

The Jew had his racial respect for keenness and clean-cut ability.

A clean-cut chin was covered with several weeks' growth of beard.

The sense of clean-cut aim to his life was like balm and tonic to the boy's nerves.

Then a clean-cut idea stabbed him like a stiletto: was this Vanessa or Iole?

His features were clean-cut, bronzed, and lean—with the sinewy leanness of health.

WORD ORIGIN

"precise," 1829 (of turf), from clean (adv.) + past participle of cut (v.).

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