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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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Perhaps instead of elections, we should just put our politicians into a national Strictly Come Dancing show and see how they cut the rug. As John has shown - we've been jitterbugging our way to ruin, so perhaps it's time for a pasa doble?
So put on your dancing shoes and cut the rug to a host of dancefloor favourites.
The most significant was his attempt to cut the rug from under David Cameron.