TO CUT. (Cambridge.) To renounce acquaintance with any
one is to CUT him. There are several species of the CUT.
Such as the cut direct, the cut indirect, the cut sublime,
the cut infernal, &c. The cut direct, is to start across the
street, at the approach of the obnoxious person in order to
avoid him. The cut indirect, is to look another way, and
pass without appearing to observe him. The cut sublime,
is to admire the top of King's College Chapel, or the beauty
of the passing clouds, till he is out of sight. The cut
infernal, is to analyze the arrangement of your shoe-strings,
for the same purpose.