cut in


  • Tools used in the cultivation of tobacco over 300 years ago. These tools—hoe, billhook, and cutting knives—were excavated at Jamestown
    Tools used in the cultivation of tobacco over 300 years ago. These tools—hoe, billhook, and cutting knives—were excavated at Jamestown
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cut in mix in with cutting motions
    • v cut in interrupt a dancing couple in order to take one of them as one's own partner "Jim always cuts in!"
    • v cut in break into a conversation "her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation"
    • v cut in drive in front of another vehicle leaving too little space for that vehicle to maneuver comfortably
    • v cut in allow someone to have a share or profit
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a year approximately 900 million trees are cut down to make the raw materials needed for American pulp mills and paper
    • Cut in to strike into, as to a conversation, a game at whist
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  • Nancy Mitford
    Nancy Mitford
    “An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off: it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.”
  • Robert Burns
    “Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.”
  • Charles Buxton
    Charles Buxton
    “The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.”
  • Mike Tyson
    Mike Tyson
    “You can't stay married in a situation where you are afraid to go to sleep in case your wife might cut your throat.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Time invested in improving ourselves cuts down on time wasted in disapproving of others.”
  • Roger Staubach
    Roger Staubach
    “Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort. Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. W. cwtau, shorten.


In literature:

Cut out a bottom about 1/4 in.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
Boiled beets cut in slices, and put in cold spiced vinegar for several days, are very nice.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
Toast is most easily made from stale bread, which should be cut in one-third to one-half inch slices.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Take three pounds of it, wash very clean, and cut in six equal slices with a very sharp knife.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
In 1882, Chris Abele, of New York, patented an improvement on the old-style Burns roaster, with openings cut in the front plate.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Cut in half the 4-1/2x3x1/4-inch piece of wood, and make two supports, as in Figure 2.
"Construction Work for Rural and Elementary Schools" by Virginia McGaw
Any cold fish cut in pieces may be warmed in the above sauce for a sent dinner.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
Auguste leaned into a small window cut in the thick stone wall of Fort Monroe.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Half a dozen oranges should be peeled, leaving no particle of the white adhering, and then cut in small pieces.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
The third slot is cut in the same manner.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates

In poetry:

But if I were not sad for him,
Nor yet for little Phil,
Why, darling Molly's hand, last year,
Was cut off in the mill.
"Growing Rich" by Alice Cary
What? You gonna get eviction orders?
You gonna cut off my heat?
You gonna take my furniture and
Throw it in the street?
"The Ballad Of The Landlord" by Langston Hughes
Man is a bird:
Over the mountain high,
Whose head is in the skies,
Cut from its shoulder by
A cloud—the bird-man flies.
"The Bird-Man" by William H Davies
No matter how he toil and strive
The fate of every man alive
With luck will be to lie alone,
His empty name cut in a stone.
"Epitaph" by Robert W Service
"Our two young hearts were joined in love,
As two bright lamps of flame,
Cut off from him, life is to me
A mockery and a name.
"The Lovers" by James Avis Bartley
This grandeur as in granite cut
The world's face. Two to press
Shivering for love, warmth, each to each
In Nature's loneliness.
"Immortal Eve - II" by Manmohan Ghose

In news:

Poached Shrimp (poached in white wine, salt & pepper) – 1 per steak, cut in.
Carefully cut the ends of the potatoes so they can stand, and then cut in half.
Worldwide, maternal mortality has been cut in half in the past 20 years, says a new UN-World Bank report.
A contract with the Lincoln County sheriff's office that previously had a deputy in Brady at least 50 hours a month was cut in half last week by the village board of trustees.
The Ballards say continued cuts in state funding to private school bus contractors have put them in a financial hole.
Boneless pork shoulder, trimmed and cut in 11/2 -in.
"And we have had some indication of further cuts in state funding in the coming year.".
Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills 'cut in half.
The victim was taken to UPMC Hamot for treatment after police said she was cut in the face during a fight in the 600 block of East Ninth Street.
And for lawmakers opposed to any change in tax rates or deep cuts in spending, the carbon tax could be a lifeline.
"30 ROCK" creator/star Tina Fey is encouraging friends to sign an online petition against cuts in arts and music programs in the Upper Darby School District.
White House press secretary Jay Carney responded to Speaker John A Boehner's (R-Ohio) demand that any increase in the debt ceiling as part of a "fiscal cliff" deal be matched by equivalent cuts in spending.
The Waterford Township Fire Department is reminding the public that smoke detectors save lives and that having just one working smoke alarm properly installed can cut in half the risk of dying in a house fire.
Budget cuts in Colorado and in the Roaring Fork Valley have impacted schools, especially the number of teachers and class sizes.
Social Security surplus is projected to run out in 2033, forcing a 25 percent cut in benefits.

In science:

These combined cuts in the (U − B )/(B − V ) plane are the “UVX” selection method.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
In addition, we have added a cut in the (U − B )/(B − V ) plane for ob jects red in U − V which are also blue in B − V .
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
On the other hand when θ0i 6= 0, the Minkowski expression for p ◦ p can be positive or negative so that when one analytically continues the Euclidean answer, one finds branch cuts in the Feynman diagrams for Minkowski p ◦ p < 0.
Space-Time Noncommutative Field Theories And Unitarity
This ensures that p ◦ p ≥ 0 and that no unphysical branch cuts in Green’s functions appear.
On Theories With Light-Like Noncommutativity
Salpeter IMF to the true IMF (φ ∼ 3.3 going to a Miller-Scalo) and includes corrections for the cut in the IMF (e.g. φ ∼ 1/3 if only OBA stars are formed), ǫ being the fraction of photons re-radiated in the IR.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View