from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Cut or finished by machinery; specifically, of files, cut in a file-cutting machine, instead of by hand.


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  • The bits did fit together, like a machine-cut jigsaw puzzle.


  • She examines machine-cut wings as they pass by, she explains, snipping some to shape and removing pieces that aren't cut right.

    Job Fight: Immigrants vs. Locals

  • The newly repaired walls, the machine-cut stone and tiles only emphasised how ruined were the authentic surroundings.


  • Last year's pavilion, a timber-grid structure made from 700 machine-cut pieces, sold for £300,000 about $560,000.

    The World's Hottest Parties

  • The second part was of machine-cut white paper, crumbling with age, a printed text here and there annotated in the same hand as the first section, with a written postscript.

    The Life of the World to Come

  • About how she remembered trying to make-no, not make, engineer-Campbell's Vegetable Soup from scratch-chopping up the carrots and potatoes to resemble machine-cut cubes-getting the exact number of lima beans per can (4).


  • It was attractively engraved, although clearly machine-cut.


  • The gear segments, eighteen in number, are made of gun iron, and the teeth are machine-cut, epicycloidal in form.

    Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889

  • It splits in narrow strata, and the cleavage is so sharp that it appears machine-cut – the remnants of a giant factory of roofing slabs.

    High Albania

  • Few like the appearance of a book with the pages machine-cut; fewer still can spare the time to cut a book.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, November 26, 1892


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