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[fahyn-kuht] /ˈfaɪnˈkʌt/
cut into very thin strips (contrasted with rough-cut):
fine-cut tobacco.
Origin of fine-cut
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • After the aspic is poured into the pans, sprinkle upon it some fine-cut Spanish pimentos.

  • He had also returned to his earlier habit of chewing “fine-cut.”

    The Shadow Arthur Stringer
  • His fine-cut face also, though still kingly, was weak with age and his eyes were blear.

    The Virgin of the Sun H. R. Haggard
  • Her lover was tall, straight and athletic, with a proud, fine-cut face.

    The Goddess of Atvatabar William R. Bradshaw
  • How many of these fine-cut remarks about man contain real psychology?

  • He had also returned to his earlier habit of chewing "fine-cut."

    Never-Fail Blake Arthur Stringer
  • His quick perception detects Friend Frisbie behind the gun; and he smiles with his intelligent, fine-cut face.

  • fine-cut is finer and shorter shreds than the long-cut, and the tobacco used is usually of a less gummy kind.

    Tobacco Leaves W. A. Brennan
  • He was physically like his father, but his mother's smile parted his fine-cut lips, and her expression was in his blue eyes.

    Jerome, A Poor Man Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • To fit the agate tip, file down the end of the rod with a fine-cut file until it is a good fit in the metal tube.

British Dictionary definitions for fine-cut


(of tobacco) finely cut or shredded
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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