Cut-out

Definitions

  • Opening for Drawer Cut Out of Front Rail of Table
    Opening for Drawer Cut Out of Front Rail of Table
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cut-out (Telegraphy) A device for breaking or separating a portion of circuit.
    • Cut-out A species of switch for changing the current from one circuit to another, or for shortening a circuit.
    • Cut-out A valve in the exhaust system of an internal combustion engine which, when activated, permits the exhaust gases to bypass the muffler.
    • Cut-out Something cut out from another object, especially a piece of thick paper or cardboard with a picture on it (as of a person or other object), embedded in a larger sheet of paper and having perforations around the edges of the figure to allow easy removal from the larger sheet.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

He Set to Work to Cut Out His Puppet He Set to Work to Cut Out His Puppet

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The little circles of paper that are cut out after a paper has been punched by a hole puncher are called "chad."
    • n cut-out A kind of switch employed to connect the electric wires passing through a telegraph-instrument, an electric light, etc., and cut out the instrument or the light from the circuit. In the telegraph it is generally a lever pivoted between the wires attached to the instrument, and connecting the wires when it is turned in the proper direction.
    • n cut-out A clutch; a device for mechanically connecting or disconnecting two pieces.
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Quotations

  • Robert A. Cook
    Robert A. Cook
    “Cut your morning devotions into your personal grooming. You would not go out to work with a dirty face. Why start the day with the face of your soul unwashed?”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.”
  • Alfred Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock
    “Drama is life with the dull parts cut out of it.”
  • John Ruskin
    John%20Ruskin
    “It does not matter what the whip is; it is none the less a whip, because you have cut thongs for it out of your own souls.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “Let us be grateful to Adam, our benefactor. He cut us out of the blessing of idleness and won for us the curse of labor.”

Idioms

Have your work cut out - If you have your work cut out, you are very busy indeed.
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Usage

In literature:

Lacy with a pair of sheep shears cut out the coat, while Aunt Betsy held the pattern down on the heavy grey cloth.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
The materials for both background and pattern must first be carefully cut out.
"Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving" by Grace Christie
She's going to show me how to cut out a new negligee.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
When the bags have been cut out, the sides should be basted.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
The pane of glass is cut out and my entrance to the house is arranged for.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Sweetie was cut out for the undertakin' business, by rights.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
You cut them through the middle and with a small pointed knife took out the seeds.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Cutting out recesses for dovetails 56 49.
"Carpentry for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
When the damage is more extensive, the piece must be cut out.
"Encyclopedia of Needlework" by Thérèse de Dillmont
I reckon I wasn't cut out on de church pattern, but I raised my children right.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Cut out a triangular groove on the waste side of the knife lines (at the shoulders) as in cutting a dado, Fig.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
Tell anything else and I cut thy liver out, hound!
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
Bloomfield had cut out grandly.
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
He cut out the heart of the Dragon and he hung it from stakes to roast.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
It has cut the mules and the men out.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
The paper oval cut out is now pasted on the joint.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
I'll cut out the booze, anyway, and maybe I'll be a human being again.
"The Innocents" by Sinclair Lewis
Then Bronson opened the cut-out and the craft sped away like an angry sea-bird.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
When risen, roll it out, and cut it into small cakes.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
And you girls had better put on sensible things and cut out the high heels and fancy clothes.
"Affinities and Other Stories" by Mary Roberts Rinehard
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In poetry:

I want to do work like the shears!"
So the scissors set out it appears,
And very much wroth
They tried to cut cloth,
And so split themselves open, my dears.
"The Discontented Manicure Scissors" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Still from the deep-cut road they love to mark
Where set, as in a frame, the nearer shapes
Rise out of hill and wood; then long downs dark
As purple bloom on grapes.
"Kismet" by Jean Ingelow
Then finding he'd killed it he out with his knife,
He had gumption beside other merits -
And he cuts open Dragon, and under it's vest.
Safe and sound are the pup and the ferrets.
"St. George and the Dragon" by Weston and Lee
Till the young ones whisper, finger on lip,
``There he is at it, deep in Greek:
``Now then, or never, out we slip
``To cut from the hazels by the creek
``A mainmast for our ship!''
"By The Fire-Side" by Robert Browning
GOD heard the embattled nations
sing and shout
"Gott strafe England!" and "God save the King!"
God this, God that, and God the other thing
"Good God!" said God, "I've got my work cut out."
"Epigram I - The Dilemma" by John Collings Squire
For every night, and everywhere,
I meet him out at dinner;
And when I've found some charming fair,
And vowed to die or win her,
The wretch (he's thin and I am stout)
Is sure to come and cut me out!
"Size And Tears" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

Biz has campaign work cut out for it.
A Cherry Eye Is a Gland and Should Not Be Cut Out .
Are You Cut Out To Be A Thought Leader.
Teens who cut out sugary drinks slowed weight gain.
Cut-out s tees, tops, and dresses can be worn with anything — dressed them up with heels, or down with a denim jacket.
Want to see more ways to rock the cut-out trend.
James Franklin has his work cut out for him.
Kim Kardashian dons a revealing cut-out dress.
When John Kuhn rolled his ankle and had to leave Monday's practice, Mike McCarthy cut out the final, 20 minute team period, much to the delight of the squad.
Understand what is preventive care to cut out-of-pocket costs.
New board officials have work cut out.
Husband cuts out fetus from his pregnant wife.
"We have our work cut out for us," said MacDonald.
As they try to welcome him back into the fold, the Fitzgeralds have their work cut out for them.
It is tournament time, and every team has a shot, but the Eagles certainly have their work cut out for them, especially with 124 point after attempts coming from Fleming 's high percentage kicker, Dustin Price.
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In science:

This function “cuts out” the important range of gluon momenta, and determines thus the important range of the color dipole sizes.
Production of spin-3 mesons in diffractive DIS
However, in dark time, when scattered light is less of an issue, there is a loss in detection sensitivity due to cutting out more light from the object.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
In the intermediate step (b), we have glued the two legs into a rooted edge and cut out the 2i-valent vertex.
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
If we attach the clasp of weight (n, 0) to the top of each web in the right-hand side of equation 4, the first web corresponding to the coefficient c1 is nonzero because it is a cut out from the hexagonal tiling of the plane.
Jones-Wenzl idempotents For Rank 2 Simple Lie algebras
If we attach the clasp of weight (n − i + 1) to the left top of each web in the right side of equation 4, the i-th web corresponding to the coefficient ci is nonzero because it is a cut out from the hexagonal tiling of the plane.
Jones-Wenzl idempotents For Rank 2 Simple Lie algebras
Kuperberg showed that for a fixed boundary, the interior can be filled by a cut out from the hexagonal tiling of the plane with the given boundary .
Jones-Wenzl idempotents For Rank 2 Simple Lie algebras
For our cases, there are two possible fillings but we use the maximal cut out of the hexagonal tiling.
Jones-Wenzl idempotents For Rank 2 Simple Lie algebras
First of all, all these webs in the equation 5 are nonzero because they are cut outs from the hexagonal tiling of the plane.
Jones-Wenzl idempotents For Rank 2 Simple Lie algebras
We find a double clasps expansion as shown in Theorem 3.3, the box between two clasps is filled by the unique maximal cut out from the hexagonal tiling with the given boundary as we have seen in Figure 9.
Jones-Wenzl idempotents For Rank 2 Simple Lie algebras
A more complicated example is the case where one cuts out a cylindrical portion of radius R inside a crystal with the axis of symmetry pointing along ˆz, rotates it, and pastes it back (figure 3).
Stress-free states of continuum dislocation fields: Rotations, grain boundaries, and the Nye dislocation density tensor
Cutting out X along sing(X ) we obtain a compact 2-manifold (with boundary) Xcut .
A function on the homology of 3-manifolds
Thus, M is obtained by cutting out a tubular neighborhood U ⊂ N of K and gluing it back along a homeomorphism ∂U → ∂U mapping the meridian µ ⊂ ∂U of K onto a curve on ∂U homological to pµ + qλ, where λ ⊂ ∂U is the longitude of K homologically trivial in N − K .
A function on the homology of 3-manifolds
Let X ′ be the scheme cut out by the (t − 1) × (t − 1) minors of N .
A generalized Gaeta's Theorem
Longitudinally, we cut out 1.7 m from the total length (z coordinate).
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
Number of neurons per layer: The view of pattern classification as a “cut out” procedure It depends on the specific task one wants the network to perform, but a general statement is that no more than two hidden layers are needed.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
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