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TO CUT, crim. law. To wound with an instrument having a sharp edge. 1 Russ. on Cr. 577. Vide To Stab; Wound.

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The most significant was his attempt to cut the rug from under David Cameron.
CUTLINE: Diane McCorison of Millbury and dance partner Thomas Martin of Dracut cut the rug at the American Ballroom and Latin Dance Social held recently at Maironis Park in Shrewsbury.
Yet on Friday April 7th, his Treasury Department cut the rug out from under the Blackfeet National Bank's ability to attract long-term core deposits in order to appease the insurance industry.

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