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cut

1. verb To stop doing something. You better cut these antics before your father gets home. Cut the eye-rolling, will you?
2. verb To make a recording of something, usually musical. Our band is going out to LA to cut a demo.
3. noun A portion of the profits from something, such as a business venture. I better get a cut of this deal—I came up with the original concept!
4. noun A single song on an album or other compilation. Here's a cut from their latest record.
5. adjective, slang Circumcised. Guys who aren't cut can be self-conscious.
6. adjective, slang Having well-defined muscles, especially the abdominals. Did you see that lifeguard with his shirt off? He's really cut!
7. adjective, slang Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really cut!

cutting

1. Mean-spirited. Oh, I stopped listening to Drew a long time ago. All he does is make cutting remarks about our family.
2. Sharp or piercing. I buttoned the collar of my coat against the cutting wind.
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Murat and Elmas (2008) observed maximum rooting and field survival in 20 cm long semi-hardwood cuttings treated with IBA 5000 ppm.
Abousalim and Mansouri (1991) conducted experiments on semi hard wood cuttings of olive cultivars Picholine and Marocanie, prepared in autumn, and propagated in 3x6x0.4 m trench covered with transparent plastic film, then a 10 cm layer of sand and gravel rooting medium was placed on the top.
The cuttings can be inserted vertically into a bed of sand in a cold frame, or into the soil in a flower bed.
Insert the cuttings, leaving 10-15 cm between them.
Pots 0.6 m (2 ft) high and 15 cm (6 in) in diameter were constructed of PVC pipe and filled with two parts commercial sand and one part field soil (v:v) which was collected from the same area as the cuttings (Falaya Soil Series).
Eleven cuttings of each diameter were placed in each of the three water regimes including periodic flooding (PF, one day flooded to 5 cm (2 in) above soil surface, six days drained), control (C, well-watered, well-drained), and drought (DR, please see the following paragraph) for a total of 99 replicates.
This research was conducted to determine the effects of treatments with IBA (0, 2, 4 and 6 g l-1) and some plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) (Burkholderia gladii-BA7,Bacillus subtilus-OSU142 and Bacillus megatorium-M3) strains alone and combination with each bacterial strains on rooting and root growth in black and white mulberry hardwood cuttings.
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the use of stem cuttings and IBA for the asexual propagation of black raspberry.
The experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design with 5 replications and 10 cuttings per plot.
The cuttings were then treated with 0, 200, 400 and 600 mg kg-1 IBA (Indole 3-butyric acid) to investigate the rooting ability.
The current study was performed during the year 2009-2010 to investigate the influence of sowing dates and frequency of cuttings on the production of spinach.
You won't need to avoid taking cuttings in really hot, sunny weather now, though when you take cuttings in the summertime, even of Mediterranean subjects, the same rule applies.
In this research, Hardwood cuttings of 4 uniferous (one production per year) fig cultivars ("Bayoudhi," "Jemaaoui," "Ragoubi," and "Zidi"), one biferous (two productions per year) ("Bither"), and one caprifig (male fig) ("Bouharrag") were used as plant material.
In present study, we compared the productivity and rooting ability of chrysanthemum cuttings obtained from nongrafted (nongrafted cuttings) and grafted cuttings onto Artemisia scoparia (grafted cuttings).