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someone who cuts or carves stone

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someone who carves the meat

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a boat for communication between ship and shore

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a sailing vessel with a single mast set further back than the mast of a sloop

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She let Denis Eady lead out the horse, climb into the cutter and fling back the bearskin to make room for her at his side; then, with a swift motion of flight, she turned about and darted up the slope toward the front of the church.
He saw Eady, after a moment, jump from the cutter and go toward the girl with the reins over one arm.
van der Luyden had not yet returned; and Archer took his leave and walked off to fetch the cutter, while Beaufort followed the Countess Olenska indoors.
Bunster fled away in a cutter to Guvutu, where he signalized himself by beating up a young Englishman already crippled by a Boer bullet through both hips.
Then there were the boat boys, with minds fully made up to drown him by accident at the first opportunity to capsize the cutter.
He ordered the boys to beach the cutter, scrub her bottom, and give her a general overhauling.
After casting anchor, Captain Blomsberry and Lieutenant Bronsfield entered an eight-pared cutter, which soon brought them to land.
Against the low streak of light in the sky I could see the mast of Powell's cutter moored to the bank some twenty yards, no more, beyond that black barn or whatever it was.
His cutter has a very neat little cabin, quite big enough for two men not only to sleep but to sit and smoke in.
It was painted black, and from the talk of the hunters of their poaching exploits I recognized it as a United States revenue cutter.
She laid down the book and sank against the back of the chair, tightly gripping the paper cutter in both hands.
No wonder the grass grows up between the flags, and cattle are the only hedge- cutters.
The frigate, immediately upon coming to an anchor, got springs on her cables, and with he guns; cast loose and her men at their quarters, lay in the circular basin of Papeete, with her broadside bearing upon the devoted town; while her numerous cutters, hauled in order alongside, were ready to effect a landing, under cover of her batteries.
With a pair of cutters he snipped off the projection which extended through the dial from the external pointer--now the latter might be moved to any point upon the dial without affecting the mechanism below.
When the ice-men were at work here in '46-7, the cakes sent to the shore were one day rejected by those who were stacking them up there, not being thick enough to lie side by side with the rest; and the cutters thus discovered that the ice over a small space was two or three inches thinner than elsewhere, which made them think that there was an inlet there.