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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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PEOPLE who fell trees illegally could be cut down to size in a purge by enforcement officers.
England won the opening game by 81 runs but were cut down to size in the second as they were thrashed by 157 runs and bowled out for 99 at Durham.
London, May 15 ( ANI ): Tall English paceman Stuart Broad is set to cut down to size his equally towering New Zealand counterpart Peter Fulton during the first Test at Lord's on Thursday.
He should take heart as he will not be alone in this fight against fat, for across the vast seas in another land, Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York City, plans to do just that; cut down to size the large sugary soda pops.
It has also intensified the campaign by the Stalin and Alagiri factions to cut down to size Kanimozhi and her mother Rajathi.
Lee Kildare was cut down to size by magistrates after he admitted possessing an offensive weapon.
The statue has been built in sections from 6m-long pieces of steel that have been cut down to size. These have been assembled over a frame and sculpted using steel fabrication tools.
The recent Delhi sojourn of UML leader K P Oli, who is a hardliner with the Maoists, also indicates that he did his utmost to convince the New Delhi mandarins it was time the Maoists were cut down to size for good.
Sully didn't play their game at Croesyceiliog and neither did St Fagans at Pentyrch, but high flying Usk were cut down to size in their local derby against Abergavenny at Avenue Road.
When Bahrain's business leaders talked about a new law to govern rents, 'New rents law' (GDN, March 12), I was overjoyed and quickly bid goodbye to these "bloodsuckers" through a letter to the GDN, 'Greedy landlords to be cut down to size' (GDN, March 21).
But Curbishley's main problems were behind the scenes - under the direction of the Icelandic owners and new technical director Gianluca Nani, high earners such as Freddie Ljungberg departed over the summer as the squad, and wage bill, was cut down to size.