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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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Despite the science that clearly shows the benefits of clear-cuts, the environmentalists continue to prevent timber harvest on public lands, and a wide variety of game and nongame birds and animals are paying the price.
Erco's latest products include Quadra, a new range of compact recessed luminaries; Skim (above) which takes the edge off traditional downlights with its clear-cut light ring: and Landmark and Panorama, two new bollard luminares with Dark-Sky antiglare technology that eliminates light spill above the horizontal plane.
Gunners, selecting the right position on the GPS ammunition select switch isn't so clear-cut when it comes to using M908 high explosive obstacle reduction tracer rounds.
Moose density was not related to the size of the clear-cut landscapes or the proportion of residual forest (18-40%) within each landscape (P = 0.
The simultaneous binaural bithermal test elicited a clear-cut type 4 response, with a right-beating warm response and possibly a not-so-clear-cut type 2 RVR left.
We will be able to finish this project on an accelerated, fast-track schedule because we have a clear-cut strategy in place," said project executive Steve Saddlemire.
Some forms of cloning would slip through the bill's fault lines, as would embryonic stem cell research which involves a clear-cut attack on human dignity through the killing of human beings.
The model/mimic relationship of monarch (Danaus plexippus) and viceroy (Limentitis archippus) butterflies has for a century been widely cited as a clear-cut case of defensive mimicry.
The introduction of the `Golden Point' will enhance the sudden death nature of the match and provide a clear-cut winner,'' he said.
And the government often received impoverished land in exchange for top-notch habitat that would later be developed, clear-cut, or mined.
Drinking more of any fluid also appeared to cut the risk of bladder cancer, but the results weren't as clear-cut for other fluids, possibly because people didn't drink enough of them.
Clear-cut age ranged from 9-24 y (mean = 15) on mesic slopes and 9-27 y (mean = 15) on dry-mesic slopes.
There are no fudging elements here: All is clear-cut.
Egregious pun excised from Leora Broydo's story about hiding clear-cuts in national forests (page 21): A potential snag for a clear-cut plan was dubbed a "buzz kill.
We're witnessing what VRH [variable retention harvesting] is on the ground, and when MB says it's not a clear-cut, we know it is.