Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CUT FINE

That which is dried is cut fine, and mixed with meal or shorts, and fed with profit.

They cut fine, delicate designs upon the glass with a lathe.

Each one cut fine pieces of steaks, and roasted for himself.

His nose124 was unusually prominent, but cut fine at bridge and nostril.

The dynamite has cut fine lines in the jagged ruins of the Town Hall.

Cut fine and mixed with ground feed, it is excellent for cattle and horses.

Equal parts of cold cooked liver and cold potatoes, cut fine.

Cut fine a carrot, a turnip, an onion, and a small bunch of parsley.

Sprinkle with pieces of green pepper, cut fine and dress with mayonnaise.

Equal parts of cooked corn beef and cold potatoes, cut fine, or use more potato than meat if desired.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., "unblemished, refined, pure; of superior quality," from Old French fin "perfected, of highest quality" (12c.), from Latin finis "end, limit" (see finish); hence "acme, peak, height," as in finis boni "the highest good."

In French, the main meaning remains "delicate, intricately skillful;" in English since mid-15c. fine is also a general expression of admiration or approval, the equivalent of French beau (cf. fine arts, 1767, translating French beaux-arts). Finer; finest. Fine print is from 1861 as "type small and close-set;" by 1934 as "qualifications and limitations of a deal."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CUT FINE

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.