from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who inspects the weaver's cut or piece of cloth as it comes from the loom.
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Well, as aw were sayin ', Mr. Penrose, I come in these parts as cut-looker at th' Brig Factory, and th 'fust lass as brought her piece to me were Betty yonder.'
Padiham, an 'aw come to th' Brig Factory as cut-looker, an 'never laft th' job till aw went to weighin 'coil on th' pit bonk. '