from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cut off.
- n. A piece that has been cut off of a larger piece when not needed; surplus.
- adj. Cut off.
- adj. Excess; surplus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which is cut off.
- n. A portion of the printed sheet, in certain sizes of books, that is cut off before folding.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In printing: Any excess of paper which is cut off the main sheet.
- n. That part of a printed sheet which is cut from the main sheet and separately folded. In the ordinary half-sheet form of 12mo, pages 5, 6, 7, and 8 are in the offcut of the half sheet of twelve pages.
This sounds more like a Beach Boys offcut mind, but the lyrics are unimpeachable in their brown-nosing: "They were playing lovely tunes/by the light of the moon."
The flowers are passable, but also inexpensive, but the lace is like offcut afterthought thrown on the bodice, and probably about 5 bucks worth.
Yesterday afternoon I painted this – acrylic paints on an offcut of matt board.
The Bedroom In The Sky is three-quarters windowed and the last window blocked off with a hardboard offcut insulated, floored, plasterboarded, plumbed and wired.
London, and Paris may be more reluctant these days to risk openly displaying legally dubious offcut statuary from
For one thing, it had a carpet - a good carpet, too, a thick-piled offcut.
It would have to go into a cold place to preserve its sharpness, but for good measure he had also purloined a discarded offcut of thin leather, and made a careful outline of the print, marking where heel and toe were worn down, and the diagonal crack across the ball of the foot.
For last year's collaborative show between Fendi and the Gallery Fumi at the London Design Festival, Mersh created a wall display using slivers of offcut leather from Fendi accessories.
There was also the breezy At the Indie Disco, Island Life, an enjoyable offcut from his musical, and the album title track about perversion in high places.
Since my plant a kindly donated offcut has been in its pot barely three years and has been well treated, I don't think that the lack of flowers indicates that repotting is urgent and obligatory and I am hanging on to see what happens next year, resolving to be a bit more proactive with frost protection in my unheated greenhouse if things turn nasty again.