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  • When shady nations or corporate charlatans use fraudulent claims to attach a vessel and try to auction it to the highest bidder, the ship owners call on Hardberger for the modern-day equivalent of the cutting-out expeditions beloved by Patrick O'Brian's intrepid hero, Jack Aubrey.

    Three new books about surviving treacherous seas

  • If it is solely to suppress piracy, it can be done with air strikes, battalion sized Marine raids and naval cutting-out operations.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Market Has Spoken

  • If I had it to do over again, I would, and with a glad heart, but this time I'd unpick the curtain hems BEFORE washing them; the sizing made the fabric stiff and in my haste I ripped one of the hems along the seamline, which made cutting-out a bit awkward.

    By the Numbers - A Dress A Day

  • The only thing I don't like about this pattern is how deep the vee is in the back, but I'm pretty sure I can fix that in the cutting-out.

    Mollie Parnis pattern - A Dress A Day

  • Roping, the final act of the cutting-out process, also required close cooperation between pony and rider.


  • We saw Jim suddenly reach over as the horses were going stride and stride; saw him lift Miss Falkland from her saddle as if she had been a child and place her before him; saw the brown horse prop, and swing round on his haunches in a way that showed he had not been called the crack ‘cutting-out’ horse on a big cattle run for nothing.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • She did all her cutting-out at once, because she might not get another chance, took the scraps and put them in the rag-bag to hide them, then laid the pieces away under her bed-all but the makings for one new skirt and shirtwaist.

    Phoenix And Ashes

  • At home it had been so clear that for six dressing jackets there would be needed twenty-four yards of nainsook at sixteen pence the yard, which was a matter of thirty shillings besides the cutting-out and making, and these thirty shillings had been saved.

    Anna Karenina

  • He stuck his cutting-out knife into its sheath, and slipped it inside his shirt.

    A Sweet Scent of Death

  • Purpose and importance of recessing, cutting-out and cutting-off2.

    Chapter 1


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