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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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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.
We (and I speak for all the true CCFC fans) are refusing to hand over any money to the Sisu machine to cut dead these plans