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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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Towards evening Konstantin Levin went to his counting house, gave directions as to the work to be done, and sent about the village to summon the mowers for the morrow, to cut the hay in Kalinov meadow, the largest and best of his grass lands.
From the uplands he could get a view of the shaded cut part of the meadow below, with its grayish ridges of cut grass, and the black heaps of coats, taken off by the mowers at the place from which they had started cutting.
Relentless, remorseless, it was; all his protests, his screams, were nothing to it-- it did its cruel will with him, as if his wishes, his feelings, had simply no existence at all; it cut his throat and watched him gasp out his life.
One with a swift stroke cut the throat; another with two swift strokes severed the head, which fell to the floor and vanished through a hole.
Sometimes they cut down trees of the largest size and then cull the branches, the bark of which is most to their taste.
“It was cut with a knife—a sharp blade and a long handle—the man was afraid of the dogs.”
My case was this: it was to be a large tree which was to be cut down, because my board was to be a broad one.
If I was boss I'd cut the wages of any man that listened to them."
`I begun to scream, and the men run to stop the horses, but the belt had sucked him down, and by the time they got her stopped, he was all beat and cut to pieces.
So far so good, but it next occurred to my recollection that a taut hawser, suddenly cut, is a thing as dangerous as a kicking horse.
"Well, I'm going to try, for I'm very hungry," she decided, and took a thin slice of the white breast of turkey which the shaggy man cut for her, as well as a bit of bread and butter.
As soon as he reached home, Geppetto took his tools and began to cut and shape the wood into a Marionette.