To cut stick

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To cut stick to make off clandestinely or precipitately.
    • To cut stick to run away.
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Usage

In literature:

They immediately set to work to skin these creatures, and cutting them up, roasted them on sticks before the fire.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
We got out our flags, and improvised another for Spellman; these we secured to sticks, which we cut from the roadside.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
I ran to the wood and cut a long stick, and returning with it thrust it into the bear's eyes.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
Instead of this, I made up my mind if they should say no, as Charley expressed it, to cut my stick and run.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
They are used to cut down trees, split logs, scrape sticks, and cut meat into joints.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
He was seen, by Robertson, to cut off the head of a pigeon with a stick, while flying.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
A portion of the remainder he cut into thin strips, which he hung up to a cross-pole, supported on two forked sticks.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
This child a'n't anxious to cut stick yit awhile.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864" by Various
It's on'y a bit cut; and I want to have a stick and come up on the tower in case we have to work that gun.
"The Young Castellan" by George Manville Fenn
You've only got to go upon the ice, and cut a hole and stick your tail down into it; and so you must go on holding it there as long as you can.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
L'Encuerado promptly cut a forked stick and pinned the animal down to the ground.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
According to the notches cut in my long stick it was the first day of September.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
Then they cut stout sticks to aid their journeys, and went their ways.
"The Book of Romance" by Various
To cut a stick with, I think.
"That Girl Montana" by Marah Ellis Ryan
I keep a hooked knife on a long stick hidden down here on purpose to cut them for me mummy, on occasion.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
If I sees all them legs o' mutton cutting their sticks off to the mountains I shall go mad.
"Fix Bay'nets" by George Manville Fenn
Before he cut stick he managed to lave the imprission av his fists on me face, bad luck to the same.
"The Banner Boy Scouts Snowbound" by George A. Warren
Our work is cut out for us, all right, and I wish you would stick to George and me through the mess.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
They cut sticks to make a bonfire, and, having got a great pile, they made Frank carry it.
"The Bad Family and Other Stories" by Mrs. Fenwick
As he spoke, the outcast, shouldering a bundle of sticks, began to climb the cut.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
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In poetry:

"Cut down the bloody horde!"
Says Meagher of the sword,
"This conduct would disgrace any blackamore;"
But the best use Tommy made
Of his famous battle blade
Was to cut his own stick from the Shannon shore.
"The Battle Of Limerick" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Now killin' folks and cookin' ain't so awful far apart,
That musta been why Boomer kept a-practicin' his art;
With the front sight of his pistol he would cut a pie-lid slick,
And he'd crimp her with the muzzle for to make the edges stick.
"Boomer Johnson" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
A stick's a michty prize to him, if twice as lang's himsel';
A wood sword gars him brichten up, an' try to cut an' fell;
Gude keep him frae the fife an' drum, when he grows braid an' stark—
I wadna like tae see him list tae dae sic bluidy wark.
"Oor Johnnie" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

The US Environmental Protection Agency has instructed the Fort Ord Reuse Authority to crack down on trespassing on the former Fort Ord, and threatening to cut off public access entirely if recreationists don't stick to designated trails.
Fine cut volume in stick equivalents was increased by 0.4 per cent to 44.1 billion, but total stick equivalent volume (cigarettes and fine-cut ) was down by 2.7 per cent to 336.6 billion.
2 lbs carrots peeled and cut into 3 inch sticks 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger peeled and chopped fine 2 Tablespoons sweet cream butter 1 Tablespoon fresh garlic chopped fine Salt and Pepper to taste.
I cut tagboard into pieces about 1x1, write the students names on them, and stick magnets to the backs.
Pork Belly cut – approx 2 pounds 1 oz Minced Garlic ½ cup Large Diced Onion 1/3 cup soy sauce ½ cup Brown Sugar ¾ cup Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice from 1 lemon 1 Cinnamon Stick 4 to 5 cloves Salt & Pepper to taste.
Pork Belly cut – approx 2 pounds 1 oz Minced Garlic ½ cup Large Diced Onion 1/3 cup soy sauce ½ cup Brown Sugar ¾ cup Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice from 1 lemon 1 Cinnamon Stick 4 to 5 cloves Salt & Pepper to taste.
Sudan's finance minister said on Monday the government would stick to its decision to cut fuel subsidies despite more than a week of anti-austerity protests in Khartoum and other cities.
WellPoint Inc is sticking with a 2012 earnings forecast that it had cut in July, and the nation's second-largest health insurer said it expects next year's earnings to be on par with this year's performance.
A parent should cut the stick a inch above and below the branches, then trim the branches to a few inches.
That is my main sticking point he did not even come close to cutting it in half time to give somebody else a shot and honestly I don't think the mitt team is cutting enough either we are burdening our grandchildren with this over spending.
Pap released the snake from the sack and pinned it to the ground with a forked stick that he had cut on the way home.
Want to cut a guy loose so that the breakup really sticks and things don't get ugly.
Roundabout 's original bassist Kevin Dennis founded the band, which mainly sticks to performing recognizable radio hits rather than obscure cuts from albums like Relayer or Tales of the Topographic Ocean.
" Stick " or " sticking " refers to the molded edge that's cut along the inside edge of the frame.
If the line is run for eight weeks, or 320 hours, the labor cost (at $10 per hour) would be $76,800 to stick nine million cuttings.
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In science:

The PoissonDirichlet random variable with parameters (α, 0) is the random partition obtained from the stick breaking construction, where at the ith step, the piece to be cut off from the stick has distribution Wi ∼ B eta(1 − α, iα).
Recent progress in coalescent theory
Take the flat Euclidean space IRd , cut out from it a region M with some boundary ∂M and stick to it along the boundary, instead of the piece cut out, a piece of a curved symmetric space with the same boundary ∂M .
New Algebraic Methods for Calculating the Heat Kernel and Effective Action in Quantum Gravity and Gauge Theories
This component sticks out at the high energy end of the conventional sub-MeV component, and extends to ∼ 200 MeV (due to instrumental upper cut off ) with a photon number index of -1 that can not be attributed to an extrapolation of the MeV spectrum.
Gamma-Ray Bursts: Progress, Problems & Prospects
Hence, in the channels where we renormalize the particles in the medium, we stick to the cut off formalism.
Charm and hidden charm scalar mesons in the nuclear medium
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