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for A cut in rates
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Cut \Cut\, n.
1. An opening made with an edged instrument; a cleft; a gash;
a slash; a wound made by cutting; as, a sword cut.
2. A stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged
instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip.
3. That which wounds the feelings, as a harsh remark or
criticism, or a sarcasm; personal discourtesy, as
neglecting to recognize an acquaintance when meeting him;
Rip called him by name, but the cur snarled, snapped
his teeth, and passed on. This was an unkind cut
indeed. --W. Irving.
4. A notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging; a
furrow; a groove; as, a cut for a railroad.
This great cut or ditch Secostris . . . purposed to
have made a great deal wider and deeper. --Knolles.
5. The surface left by a cut; as, a smooth or clear cut.
6. A portion severed or cut off; a division; as, a cut of
beef; a cut of timber.
It should be understood, moreover, . . . that the
group are not arbitrary cuts, but natural groups or
7. An engraved block or plate; the impression from such an
engraving; as, a book illustrated with fine cuts.
(a) The act of dividing a pack cards.
(b) The right to divide; as, whose cut is it?
9. Manner in which a thing is cut or formed; shape; style;
fashion; as, the cut of a garment.
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut. --Shak.
10. A common work horse; a gelding. [Obs.]
He'll buy me a cut, forth for to ride. --Beau. &
11. The failure of a college officer or student to be present
at any appointed exercise. [College Cant]
12. A skein of yarn. --Wright.
13. (Lawn Tennis, etc.) A slanting stroke causing the ball to
spin and bound irregularly; also, the spin so given to
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
14. (Cricket) A stroke on the off side between point and the
wicket; also, one who plays this stroke.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
A cut in rates (Railroad), a reduction in fare, freight
charges, etc., below the established rates.
A short cut, a cross route which shortens the way and cuts
off a circuitous passage.
The cut of one's jib, the general appearance of a person.
To draw cuts, to draw lots, as of paper, etc., cut unequal
Now draweth cut . . .
The which that hath the shortest shall begin.
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