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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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THIRD YEAR PRUNING AND BEYOND CUT back all stems to a plump pair of buds and remove dead and weak stems.
Shrubs which are not totally hardy, such as Choisya ternata, may have been damaged by frost or cold winds during the winter and you'll need to cut back the damaged leaves at the tips of the shoots to healthy wood, to make the plant look better and reduce the risk of disease.
This suggests families are being forced to cut back on the extras due to rising fixed costs.
Hard-pressed parents plan to cut back on gifts for their children.
But Risa soon lost her job and had to make cut backs in her lifestyle in order to get by.
The YouGov poll, carried out for HSBC, reveals that a quarter (26%) of nine and 10-year-olds had cut back on their own spending during the downturn.
Cut back tops to eight inches and trim off any leaves or sprouts.
If the politicians do plan to cut back further, then Lord help us if and when the next conflict arises.
Nearly a third of people said they would cut back on insurance products such as identity theft cover and payment protection insurance, while 27 per cent would cancel their health insurance policy.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, two Trials of hypertension Prevention (TOHP) randomly assigned roughly 3,000 people aged 30 to 54 with prehypertension to eat their usual diet or to cut back on sodium--the average reduction was 800 to 1,000 milligrams a day--for 1 1/2 to 3 years.
They can be harvested for teas, food, and medicine, and can be cut back and applied directly as mulch or added to your compost, returning high levels of nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, and calcium to the soil.
Some suggestions: Ban soda, potato chips, and other unhealthy snacks from schools; tax junk foods, particularly high-fructose corn syrup, a major culprit in the fattening of America; promote jogging and biking, and encourage exercise breaks; expand, not cut back, physical-education programs.