Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which cuts grass; specifically, one of a body of attendants on an Indian army, whose task is to provide provender for the large number of cattle necessary for transporting munitions, baggage, etc.

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  • "It's not a breeding place, but a place where European bison is a kind of grass-cutter," says Wanda Olech-Piasecka , a researcher at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences who tracks the ancestry of all of the captive European bison — about 1,400, 40 percent of the total number on earth.

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  • Ex-congressmanDan Rostenkowski, who was released from prison last August after serving 13 months for mail fraud, declining to apologize during a radio interview in Chicago "" Frankly, I thought you were my grass-cutter collecting for the month. ''

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  • When I pulled in to her agency I saw her seated on a tractor, towing a grass-cutter though a field of buttercups, a little black boy in the seat with her.

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  • You're either a better salesman, a better grass-cutter, or you had better customers.

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  • His life, he said, had been most miserable, and he would rather be a grass-cutter in the English camp than Ruler of Afghanistan; he concluded by entreating me to allow his tent to be pitched close to mine until he could go to India, to London, or wherever the Viceroy might desire to send him.

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  • "What'll you be wantin ', laddie?" said the grass-cutter.

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  • He was already in a badly dismantled condition, and yet Herman and Verman seemed discontented with their work: Verman was swinging the grass-cutter about for a new charge, apparently still wishing to mow him, and Herman had made a quite plausible statement about what he intended to do with the scythe.

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  • Just then there came from the opposite direction a grass-cutter named Sotthiya, and he was carrying grass.

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  • Verman seemed discontented with their work: Verman was swinging the grass-cutter about for a new charge, apparently still wishing to mow him, and Herman had made a quite plausible statement about what he intended to do with the scythe.

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  • Prince drove a hot grass-cutter through the infield, and the Place stand let out shrill, exultant yells.

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