To cut a play

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To cut a play (Drama) to shorten it by leaving out passages, to adapt it for the stage.
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Usage

In literature:

She was not allowed, however, to play at this game for ever; she was at length discovered in a nunnery, and her retreat cut off.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions" by Charles Mackay
Tammy chose a heap of cut grass on which to sit enthroned and play king, a grand new crutch for a scepter, and Bobby for a courtier.
"Greyfriars Bobby" by Eleanor Atkinson
It was a vulgar fashion in that day to play the exclusive, and cut persons who wore bad neckcloths, and called themselves Smith or Johnson.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Whoever learnt to cut a King's Throat by seeing of Plays?
"A Letter to A.H. Esq.; Concerning the Stage (1698) and The Occasional Paper No. IX (1698)" by Anonymous
As the lad roamed through the forest, he one day cut a little pipe to play on.
"Folk-Lore and Legends; Scandinavian" by Various
And Sadko stopped his playing for a moment to pluck a string, and his was the string that had been cut in half.
"Old Peter's Russian Tales" by Arthur Ransome
It is pretty, in youth, to play with style as a puppy plays with a bone, to cut teeth upon it.
"Adventures in Criticism" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The pause was brief, and when a lad ran up to cut the thongs that bound us from the middle up, the torture-play began in deadly earnest.
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
A little girl who played with Revolutionary bullets ought not to cry over a cut thumb.
"Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know" by Various
I believe I'm to be a sort of 'cut-up' country maid, in some of the plays.
"The Moving Picture Girls at Oak Farm" by Laura Lee Hope
He was so used to taking orders from her as a Trained Nurse that he cut out speculating and played Safe.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
Never was cut out to play the lead in a quiet domestic sketch.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
Clapperton says we're to cut you, because you played a jolly sight too well last week.
"The Cock-House at Fellsgarth" by Talbot Baines Reed
She was not allowed, however, to play at this game for ever; she was at length discovered in a nunnery, and her retreat cut off.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
In the Edition however I have put in a great deal, which the length of the Play oblig'd me to cut out for the Action.
"The Works of Aphra Behn" by Aphra Behn
At the word "home" the Knight put on a melancholy smile, and cutting a reed at the river edge he fashioned it into a pipe and began to play.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
What a dance he could have played to Cut-in-Half!
"The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 5 of 6" by Eugène Sue
Susanna's first frock was made from a cast-off red velvet dress, cut over, in which her mother once used to play queens.
"A Sister's Love" by W. Heimburg
It was a vulgar fashion in that day to play the exclusive, and cut persons who wore bad neckcloths and called themselves Smith or Johnson.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. VI, November 1850, Vol. I" by Various
While I talked to him, Victor threw himself upon the heap of new-cut hay at a little distance from us, and played with Tigre.
"Rutledge" by Miriam Coles Harris
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In poetry:

His mistress urg'd him now to play,
And cut to wealth a shorter way,
Now as a bride she heads his table;
But still our Cit observ'd his time.
Returning at St. Cripple's chime,
At least as near as he was able.
"Bamkruptcy Rendered Easy" by Sir John Carr

In news:

30 pm, the school will host a ribbon-cutting to herald the new equipment and play areas.
Canon Inc is moving toward fully automating digital camera production in an effort to cut costs -- a key change being played out across Japan, a world leader in robotics.
A convenience store in the Short North has decided to play classical music as a part of several upgrades, and customers say it is helping cut down on people who loiter around the business.
I have a 3D printer and a CNC machine, and while I don't have as much time to play with them right now (reason: two boys, ages 5 and 2), I still get the occasional moment to mill, cut, or print and feed the DIYer in me.
This is a community so tied to its animals that children play with miniature camels or cows cut from rock.
Jamiran Mack added a 32-yard gain on a quick dive play, and Davis scored on a 1-yard plunge to cut Field 's lead to 14-12 as the potential game-tying 2-point conversion failed.
If you are more concerned about playing a round of golf quickly rather than shooting a perfect round, you should determine when to take a short cut and cut your losses.
Hathaway, who will play Fantine, was spotted with a pixie cut in London recently, according to E Online.
On the second play of the game, Ramsey juked, cut one way, cut back and sprinted his way to a 64-yard touchdown.
The ' hounds scored a third-quarter touchdown to cut the margin to 21-14, but Sonoma put the game away with a TD with a little more than a minute to play for a 28-14 win.
Orlando's hot shooting carried into the fourth and helped it fend off a late Warriors' run that cut the Magic 's lead to 93-83 with less than three minutes to play.
I have a 3D printer and a CNC machine, and while I don't have as much time to play with them right now (reason: two boys, ages 5 and 2), I still get the occasional moment to mill , cut, or print and feed the DIYer in me.
The new "Me-Ality" (a play off of the word reality) body scanner is not looking for guns or explosives, but rather to get your real size for a better fit and to help cut down on your shopping time at the mall.
As opposed to playing show and tell, ladies have been donning dresses and gowns with a sly wink here, a cut-out there, for sultry results that are more teasing than overt.
The Crusaders answered back with a 33-yard bomb on the first play of the fourth quarter to cut it to 35-28.
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In science:

For density matrices the philosophy will be rather to project on a finite dimensional subspace of L2 (R) whose dimension N will play the role of the cut-off.
An invitation to quantum tomography (II)
Under optimal play, the set of moves played by Short forms a connected set of edges containing the root, and the set of moves played by Cut are al l adjacent to the edges played by Short.
Random-Turn Hex and other selection games
Recall that when we cut the isolated vertices from the appearances of K4 , this involved deleting three edges for each isolated vertex that we created, which crucially meant that we had enough edges to play with when we wanted to turn these isolated vertices into a component isomorphic to H .
The evolution of uniform random planar graphs
Thus, ∂c denotes the directional derivative in the direction of the closest corner, where points a with multiple closest corners will not play a role in the arguments below (starting from (34) below we introduce a cut-off which restricts the values of a relevant for the proof to small neighborhoods of the corners).
Understanding the Random Displacement Model: From Ground-State Properties to Localization
In the case where Pocta is a triangle with each face containing exactly one vertex of K , the term of the disjunction (6.1= ) corresponding to the vertex of K left outside the triangle plays no role in defining the cut, hence it can be dropped and the strengthening becomes simpler.
Intersection cuts from multiple rows: a disjunctive programming approach
The extrapolation to higher energies relies on the validity of the Constant Intensity Cut (CIC) method for Auger, and Monte Carlo air shower simulation for TA, both of which require independent experimental verification. – Mass Composition: The mass composition plays a key role in distinguishing different models.
Measurement of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays: An Experimental Summary and Prospects
It is fair to mention here that one could try alternatively to avoid the mass/spin cut-off and the purely tachyonic continuous representations in various ways, playing essentially with the current algebra, and/or modifying the affine Sugawara construction .
On AdS3 String Theory
Therefore, for an X channel, we will have to show that only cuts of the polymatroidal form (separating one node from the rest) play a dominant role.
Capacity of Multiple Unicast in Wireless Networks: A Polymatroidal Approach
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