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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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Sharon is also calling out the double standards of the council who have ignored her requests to cut back overgrown bushes on council land so that wheelchair and mobility scooter users can get past.
Asthma UK's Dr Samantha Walker said: "Hundreds of thousands of people with asthma are faced with an impossible choice - cut back on essentials like food and bills or cut back on medication.
Age UK found that of the 20% who said they could afford the TV licence but would have to cut back in other ways, a quarter (25%) said they would have to spend less on heating and 20% would have to cut back on food.
After these perennials have been cut back, consider the rest.
| THIRD YEAR PRUNING AND BEYOND CUT back all stems to a plump pair of buds and remove dead and weak stems.
He added that the older respondents were also less likely to have any desire to cut back because they're already "living off of their savings," and that a 25-basis point federal funds rate hike by the Federal Reserve-as (http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/19/expect-a-december-not-september-hike-for-rates-fed-survey-respondents.html) expected in December -wouldn't do much to ease their financial worries.
Aberdeen City Council's countryside rangers have appealing for helpers to cut back the invasive shrub on Elrick Hill.
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.
Employers were a bit more willing to cut back on non-medical employee benefits, with 9 percent saying they had done that.
Rhododendrons and their close relatives, azaleas, do not respond to being cut back, as do the deciduous plants.
But in at least the last two years, the results show that the majority of Americans consistently view themselves as making an effort to cut back on spending, which in turn underscores the idea that most Americans are looking for ways to save money.