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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CUTTING OUT

I set no limit, suggest no reforms, urge no cutting down or cutting out.

Everything is done by those who work at the trades, except the cutting out.

He saves time by cutting out frills, both business and social.

"They seem to be cutting out a bunch of steers," answered Tad.

A notched joint is made by cutting out a portion of one timber.

I'm cutting out because I don't want to be distracted any further.

Just a tongue—and then I shall want you and Mary to do some cutting out for me.

Cutting out the choicest parts of the meat, he brought them back with him.

"I—I am cutting out a pair of braces for you," and she set to work again.

Well, while he was cutting out the frame, I went to the porter's wife.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "gash, incision," from cut (v.); meaning "piece cut off" is from 1590s; sense of "a wounding sarcasm" is from 1560s.

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