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  • n. Alternative spelling of cutup.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who plays practical jokes on others


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  • The concept of pandrogyny was, Ms. Breyer P-Orridge said, like a flesh-and-blood version of Beat-era artist Brion Gysin's surrealist creative strategy called the "cut-up."

    The Ballad of a Rebel and Her Lost Love

  • In "The Soft Machine," the protagonist confronts Mayan priests who manipulate the minds of slave laborers, and Burroughs uses the so-called "cut-up" splicing method to jumble the text and disrupt the narrative order.

    The Full Feed from

  • Name aside, I Wanna Be Your Man is a brilliantly odd fusion of 50s rock'n'roll and modern production, all scratchy guitars, rib-rattling beats and cut-up vocals.

    This week's new singles

  • But having already ransacked dubstep and garage for his sensational run of 12-inches on Hessle Audio, he's now looking further back for inspiration, lashing the industrial Hoover basslines and cut-up ragga vocals of old-school jungle to a furiously swung beat.

    This week's new singles

  • However, when he, Stephen Mallinder and Christopher Watson formed Cabaret Voltaire in 1973, fired up by Eno-era Roxy Music and William Burroughs's cut-up techniques, there was no such tradition at all.

    Warp Records: Richard H Kirk looks back on a futuristic life

  • Also on the bill is Mi Ami's Daniel Martin-McCormick, operating under his disco deviant guise Sex Worker, plus there are UK debuts for Parisian freak funk weirdos Holy Strays and the queasy listening of Canadian cut-up artist Doldrums.

    Clubs picks of the week

  • Have cut-up celery, red peppers and lean meats handy in the fridge.

    Experts' tips for Dieting on a Dime

  • Fortunately, my wife makes sure our refrigerator is stocked with berries and other fruits, cut-up veggies, and plenty of other healthy snack options.

    Maria Rodale: A Visit to My Kitchen: Arthur Agatston, MD

  • American novelist Jonathan Safran Foer, whose latest work is his cut-up volume, "Tree of Codes," is using the curtain in a novel way.

    A Curtain of Light and Sound

  • Parents should serve fruit and cut-up vegetables instead, which would save hundreds of calories and add valuable nutrients, he says.

    Help kids maintain a healthy diet without a hefty cost


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