cuttings


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cuttings

[kəd·iŋz]
(mining engineering)
Rock fragments broken from the penetrated rock during drilling operations.
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The official selected from the papers a scrap of newspaper cutting, which he handed across to the cleric, who read it gravely.
You thought it was the runaway convict," observed the priest simply, "because you had read in the newspaper cutting that morning that a convict had run away.
The Mohammedans are cutting Buddhist throats, too," added the Dragoman.
Tudor was notching his steel-jacketed bullets, or cutting them blunt, so that they would spread on striking--in short, he was making them into the vicious dum-dum prohibited in modern warfare.
The gate was formed of cutting winds; but Gerda repeated her evening prayer, and the winds were laid as though they slept; and the little maiden entered the vast, empty, cold halls.
Cutting, our charwoman, came yesterday--I don't mind mentioning her name, because I know she will not see this book.
Cutting, I am trying to think of a subject the discussion of which will come upon the world in the nature of a startler--some subject upon which no previous human being has ever said a word--some subject that will attract by its novelty, invigorate by its surprising freshness.
Thus, and in this disposition of mind, I began my third year; and though I have not given the reader the trouble of so particular an account of my works this year as the first, yet in general it may be observed that I was very seldom idle, but having regularly divided my time according to the several daily employments that were before me, such as: first, my duty to God, and the reading the Scriptures, which I constantly set apart some time for thrice every day; secondly, the going abroad with my gun for food, which generally took me up three hours in every morning, when it did not rain; thirdly, the ordering, cutting, preserving, and cooking what I had killed or caught for my supply; these took up great part of the day.
This tree I was three days in cutting down, and two more cutting off the boughs, and reducing it to a log or piece of timber.
I am sure I almost broke my back by cutting it out.
cried Edmund; "has she been walking as well as cutting roses; walking across the hot park to your house, and doing it twice, ma'am?
About halfway across the heath there had been a wide dike recently cut, and the earth from the cutting was cast up roughly on the other side.