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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 two best options for bottom fishing would be either a Carolina rig with a live or a large dead bait, or a "two-drop" rig with smaller cut dead baits.
Volunteers included park regulars who witnessed the changes caused by southern pine beetles in recent months, as well as Excelsior Conservation Corps members, including two individuals who had helped cut dead hazard trees at this site months earlier.
First cut dead or damaged shoots back to their point of origin.
Tracks including Cut Dead and Sowing Seeds took the bubblegum melodies of 1960s girl groups like The Crystals and The Shirelles and twisted them almost beyond recognition, with William forcing every ounce of volume and feedback from his guitar.
"It's easy to cut dead or misshapen branches but very hard to sacrifice the perfectly healthy for the sake of the whole.
They were part of a team deployed by the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) to cut dead and fallen coconut trees and turn them to lumber.