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  • verb Present participle of cut out.

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  • noun surgical removal of a body part or tissue


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  • "The capturing of a ship or ships in port usually by a surprise attack attempted in ships' boats at night." According to A Sea of Words (166). Often used with "expedition," as in "a cutting out expedition."

    "'It is my intention to stand into Callao, wind and weather permitting, fairly late in the evening ... and then endeavour to cut her out.'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, Blue at the Mizzen, 237

    March 28, 2008