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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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With personal computing software, cut and paste didn't become standardized until the advent of graphical user interfaces, led by the Apple Macintosh, which was introduced in 1984.
Since bacteria, viruses, and other infectious organisms have enzymes that cut and paste DNA, they suspect that a microbial infection--one that made it deep enough into the body to infect a sperm or egg--transferred the mobile element into an ancient jawed vertebrate.
Khaled Asfour suggests that the problems lie in a cut and paste mentality in which images are moved from one culture to another without sufficient understanding of their meaning.