To cut lots


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To cut lots to determine lots by cuttings cards; to draw lots.
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In literature:

But here was Faith cutting across lots to come to her!
"Faith Gartney's Girlhood" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
And if you go right across the street, and cut across the lots there, you can get to the railroad station from the other side.
"The Camp Fire Girls on the March" by Jane L. Stewart
All the fellows here are awfully cut up about it, and lots of them want me to send you messages.
"Reginald Cruden" by Talbot Baines Reed
The channel would be apt to cut it out deeper, and twelve feet makes a lot o' difference.
"The Pirate Shark" by Elliott Whitney
But my old mother used to say that it was a good sign when a cut smarted a lot.
"The Adventures of Don Lavington" by George Manville Fenn
If rain failed they selected a victim by lot and prayed round him to the moon, and if this failed they cut off his hands.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
Why, neighbour, we're cutting off a lot of pieces that we shan't need to meddle with.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
That reminds me, sir, as a lot of that ivy ought to be cut away.
"The Young Castellan" by George Manville Fenn
The pirate soon changed her course, with the apparent intention of "cutting across lots," in order to reach the Maud.
"Asiatic Breezes" by Oliver Optic
Instead, they went again to the work of cutting the trees, and no one murmured at his hard lot.
"The Children's Book of Christmas Stories" by Various
There's haying to be done, a lot of wood to be cut, and chores.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
You'll have to cut a whole lot more bread and butter and not 'ladies' slices' either.
"The Cuckoo Clock" by Mrs. Molesworth
You'd like me to cut into the market and make a lot of money and throw it back at the people I owe.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
Archie tried to defend himself: 'I think she looks better with her hair cut short,' he said; 'lots of girls wear it like that.
"The Black Poodle" by F. Anstey
Many a prize fell to her lot, many a cutting-out expedition the boats had, and right bravely they did their work.
"Harry Milvaine" by Gordon Stables
Dodo's mother says 'Alexander' is such a lot to say, that she prefers us to cut it to Mrs. Alex.
"Polly and Her Friends Abroad" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
The whole of the back part of the house (which was in a lot, no street being then cut) was given up to Paine.
"The Life Of Thomas Paine, Vol. II. (of II)" by Moncure Daniel Conway
Lots of lines which he cut out of his MS. would be the beginning of a little fortune to others.
"Tennyson and His Friends" by Various
But the man who makes Lot's choice not only does a great injury to his children, but cuts himself off from all that is best in life.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Genesis" by Marcus Dods
The enemy, yelling like a lot of savages, did their best to cut the party off.
"Frank Merriwell's Triumph" by Burt L. Standish

In poetry:

For she's warping into moorings, and the voyage is past;
We've cut the cards and shuffled them; the lot is cast;
I've got to tell his woman … to tell his woman … me!
The fish … and the birds … and her man in the sea!
"Man In The Sea" by Bill Adams

In news:

If you don't stay on top of torch maintenance and replacing consumables , an efficient cutting process can quickly become a lot more expensive to operate.
Is it legal to cut through a private lot to avoid a traffic line.
There is a lot of hot air generated about the need to cut CO2 emissions, switch to sustainable resources and conserve energy.
On this weekend's series premiere of Now Eat This, host Rocco DiSpirito shared lots of good-for-you recipes and tips to cut calories from some of America's favorite meals.
It depends a lot on the assumptions made about how deeply Romney is willing to cut tax breaks for the rich, including incentives for investment.
The recession has led to lots of cost-cutting measures.
They are making a lot of cuts to save over $6 Billion a year.
But there is still an awful lot left to cut.
"They can wait," barks the man directing traffic in the parking lot of Charlottesville's newest fastfoodery as he directs this reporter to cut off a car trying to exit.
From choose-and-cut adventures to ready-to-load lots, finding your family fir can be a 'Noble' endeavor.
Montoya has to cut a lot of onions for most of the dishes she likes to cook.
"There's a lot of paperwork involved with government," he said, and pledged "to cut through that paperwork .
It's difficult, though, to cut sausages and peppers with a fork in a parking lot .
Cut out the pieces and identify them for future reference: You may want to sew lots of stocking/ puppets as gifts.
According to, roasts are often cut from the "chuck" or "shoulder" muscles that get a lot of work.

In science:

Non-minimality criteria as those listed in Section 7 are then crucial to eliminate the many non-minimal spines (by cutting “dead branche s”) and gain a lot of computer time.
Complexity of 3-manifolds
These depended a lot on the way we chose to close the integral contours around the branch cuts.
Perturbative Gravity and Gauge Theory Relations -- A Review
Figure E.19: (Marked NUSEL Figure #2) This figure shows an area between the Ross and Yates head frames and very near the open cut – the site of the original Homestake claim. Immediately next to the open cut is the site of the Homestake visitor center, which runs surface tours much of the year, and its parking lot.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake