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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.
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.
Under the proposal from the Bureau of Land Management, the timber harvest will be increased by about 37 percent, focusing on clear-cut logging on nearly half a million acres.
The decision to call off the meeting was taken after a standing committee on Cabinet Secretariat assured the teachers that a clear-cut policy about their regularization would be taken up by the CADD ministry within a month.
ITALIAN tycoon Gianni Paladini claims he is still interested in buying his beloved Blues, but only if it's "a clear-cut deal".
Stephen Keshi's men started with Premier League stars including John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses but produced a performance riddled with errors and few clear-cut chances.
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Press Freedom Observatory severely criticized that attacks committed against journalists in Mosul, calling security officials to "put a clear-cut strategy to protect the journalists there".
He said that we are in the process but he did not give us a clear-cut assurance.
ISLAMABAD, September 26, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Ameer, Jamiat Ulema e Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman advised Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani to adopt clear-cut opinion against the US allegations levelled against Pakistan.