He assembled a good many Foxes and publicly advised them to cut off
their tails, saying that they would not only look much better without them, but that they would get rid of the weight of the brush, which was a very great inconvenience.
Why,' said the cock, 'I was just now saying that we should have fine weather for our washing-day, and yet my mistress and the cook don't thank me for my pains, but threaten to cut off
my head tomorrow, and make broth of me for the guests that are coming on Sunday
Glegg, which should cut off
all possibility of mistake.
You won't die just because you have cut off
a finger, you may be sure.
Such lawing also shall be done by the assize commonly used, and which is, that three claws shall be cut off
without the ball of the right foot.