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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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We had been at it for an eternity, bathing in nostalgia's soothing waters, giving ourselves body and soul to the bacchanalian moment, manically cutting the rug while knocking back a heady cocktail of Champagne, Guinness, Cosmopolitans, lager, vodka and pretty much anything classified as alcohol.
And finally Alex Jones is dancing with James Jordan; Robbie Savage is cutting the rug with Ola Chops Jordan and Russell Grant is doing the soft-shoe-shuffle with Flavia Cacace.
With Maradona cutting the rug, "Dancing" trounced Hollywood blockbuster "Gladiator" on Mediaset's Canale 5 with a 40% share and consistently won the Saturday-night race since.

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