cut (n.)
ornamental gap in a dress to show the colour underneath
MA III.iv.18[Margaret to Hero, of the Duchess of Milan's gown] cloth o'gold, and cuts, and laced with silver
TS IV.iii.90[Petruchio to Tailor and Katherina, of the gown] Here's snip and nip and cut and slish and slash
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