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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. 2018.
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  • No attar of roses could be sweeter than that paper of fine-cut.

    The Land of Thor J. Ross Browne
  • He had fine-cut features, and the white linen he wore was most becoming.

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

    The Shadow Arthur Stringer
  • Her lover was tall, straight and athletic, with a proud, fine-cut face.

    The Goddess of Atvatabar William R. Bradshaw
  • He had also returned to his earlier habit of chewing "fine-cut."

    Never-Fail Blake

    Arthur Stringer
  • His fine-cut face and dark eyes expressed a hundred things that his tongue had no time to put into words.

    The Isle of Unrest Henry Seton Merriman
  • 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
  • After the aspic is poured into the pans, sprinkle upon it some fine-cut Spanish pimentos.

  • Soak half a cup of fine-cut candied fruit in wine an hour or more.

  • He had long since given up plug and fine-cut and taken to fat Havanas, which he smoked audibly, in plethoric wheezes.

    The Shadow Arthur Stringer
British Dictionary definitions for fine-cut


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