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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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"I'm only here to talk about Burnley, not my last job," Laws said, cutting dead the issue.
Curtis chased away children and refused to use power tools, cutting dead wood with a pull saw.
Finally, you can also help natural predators like ladybirds, hoverflies and beetles to survive the winter by not cutting dead stems and seed heads until spring.