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clear-cut

1. adjective Easily understandable and unquestionable; free of doubt. I know you're unhappy about it, but grandma's will was clear-cut—all of her money goes to Elise. There is no one clear-cut path to success.
2. verb To cut down all the trees in a particular forested tract. The environmental group is attempting to stop the logging company from clear-cutting a vast swath of forest.
3. adjective Describing a forested tract that has been cut in such a way. The clear-cut tract looks like an alien landscape with its acres of stumps.
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Clear-cut logging not only mars the view, it can destroy fisheries.
After logging, trap arrays that were in the discontinuous patch buffers could be in the leave tree portion or in the clear-cut portion of the treatment, or partially in both portions of the patch buffer treatments each year (Fig.
At the end of each day, the walkers were to hold an informational potluck dinner to discuss the state plans to allow clear-cut logging.
Congratulations on taking the politically incorrect road with "Clear-Cut Benefits." The author hits the bullseye with his reporting on the lack of timber harvesting on our nation's public lands and the resulting loss of quality habitat for many game and nongame animals, especially ruffed grouse.
The Canaries missed a string of clear-cut chances before the League Two visitors took a shock lead when an unmarked Andy Bishop headed home Brian Barry-Murphy's free-kick on 71 minutes.
Clear-cut logging threatens the way of life of the people of Grassy Narrows First Nation in Northern Ontario.
This highly damaging industrial clear-cut logging will permanently destroy unique natural values such as reindeer herding and nature tourism.
This apparently clear-cut criterion for differentiating the realm of the pornographic from the erotic breaks down if one intimately knows the text and its context.
The new findings suggest that the international demand for soybeans and other Brazilian crops is driving industrialized farming operations to clear-cut and cultivate large tracts of virgin forest.
Creating an ethical corporate culture, and drafting clear-cut rules in a multicultural world, represent forbidding challenges.
It was the Magpies who created most of the clear-cut chances, Ruth Sutcliffe missing the best of the bunch on 44 minutes having been put clear by Stacy Crooks.
Keeping the Masses Down offers simple, clear-cut messages ("marriage/alimony/welfare/waiting for your parents to die is not a career plan") that desperately needs to be heard in today's entitlement-saturated world.
From chip choices and controller interfaces to host applications, hosting, device drivers and more, clear-cut explanations and examples keep this weighty reference from bogging down, even for those not as advanced in programming or assembly.
In its forecast, Grubb & Ellis states: "There is not really a clear-cut dividing line between the recovery stage of the real estate cycle and the expansion stage.