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Cutter’s Law

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Not to see a fellow want while we have cash in our purse. Cutter’s law means the law of purse-cutters, robbers, brigands, and highwaymen.

“I must put you in cash with some of your old uncle’s broad-pieces. This is cutter’s law; we must not see a pretty fellow want, if we have cash ourselves.”—Sir W. Scott: Old Mortality, chap. ix

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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