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be contrary to ordinary procedure or limitations

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cut using a diagonal line

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Von Horn, possibly intentionally, misinterpreted the other's motive, and raising his bull whip struck Number Thirteen a vicious cut across the face, at the same time levelling his revolver point blank at the broad beast.
Well, this man was a coming home-along from a wedding where he had been playing his fiddle, one fine moonlight night, and for shortness' sake he took a cut across Forty-acres, a field lying that way, where a bull was out to grass.
They walked down the road and then cut across the marshes.
I am surprised that there aren't many accidents, considering the number of vehicles that cut across lanes.
2) Those who voted for the president cut across all parties.
The OpenView lorry can then be seen crossing back over the same hatched markings he has just cut across without indicating.
5 : to go by a short or direct path or course <We cut across the lawn.
He was left with a three-inch cut across his hand after the robber ran off with his bag, which contained only a flask.
The belt is NMC when it's cut across more than 40 percent or almost half the width of the track.
Nearby, in Baka con punti laser (Baka with Laser Points), 1976/2005, a red laser beam cut across the length of a model of a Japanese missile.
We'll see more jobs created with a technology element that cut across aerospace, biotech, bio-med and film.
Many issues cut across more than one agency and their actions are not well coordinated.
LePatner, founding partner of LePatner & Associates, said, "While the survey revealed an overall industry consensus, the tabulated results followed a classic bell curve that cut across the occupational spectrum.
Working within a 600mm module that emphasizes the verticality of the facades, he has positioned windows of clear, coloured, and translucent glass to cut across the floor plate and blur the division between the two levels.
The book has five chapters on special issues--the role of infections in some cancers and chronic diseases, travel, immunocompromised persons, bioterrorism, behavioral and cultural as aspects of transmission and infection--which cut across disease categories, as well as a future-looking summary.