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clear-cutting

[′klir ‚kəd·iŋ]
(forestry)
Felling and removing all trees in a forest area.
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Veiling his clear-cut, lean face in a thin layer of a hard, high cloud, I have seen him, like a wizened robber sheik of the sea, hold up large caravans of ships to the number of three hundred or more at the very gates of the English Channel.
Instead it loomed clear-cut and real as Bolgani himself, the magnificent dark coat glistening with life and health in a bar of sunlight which shot across the cabin through the high window behind the young Lord Greystoke.
The moonlight shone on the white stones, bringing them out in clear-cut relief against the dark trees behind.
Clothes, slight figure, clear-cut, thin, sun-tanned face, pose, all this was so good that it was saved from the danger of banality only by the mobile black eyes of a keenness that one doesn't meet every day in the south of France and still less in Italy.
She was of medium height, well formed, and with fine, clear-cut features.
The line of the buildings stood clear-cut and black against the sky; here and there out of the mass rose the great chimneys, with the river of smoke streaming away to the end of the world.
But Boro responded, showing some bright sparks in the build-up but without the clear-cut chances to match.
"A clear-cut case of political vendetta, Centre has been targeting our leaders from last 15 days.
They only want power but they don't have a clear-cut vision for development, clear-cut policy to move the state forward and statesmanship among others.
The local girls piled pressure on their opponents but failed to convert clear-cut chances as lack of communication in the box worked against them.
President Duterte wants Congress to come up with clear-cut rules on how much of Boracay can be set aside for businesses and what parts of the island can be used for agriculture.