cut·​line | \ˈkət-ˌlīn \

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the cutline wrongly identified the people in the photo

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Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch and Clint Bowyer are all below the cutline and likely need to win at Phoenix to advance. Jenna Fryer, The Seattle Times, "Harvick’s championship berth spoiled by NASCAR inspectors," 7 Nov. 2018 Harvick enters this weekend’s race at Phoenix fourth among the remaining eight playoff drivers, three points above the cutline. Jenna Fryer, The Seattle Times, "Harvick’s championship berth spoiled by NASCAR inspectors," 7 Nov. 2018 After starting on the 10th and staying in touch with the cutline, Woods split the fairway again with an iron but still made double-bogey 6. Steve Dimeglio, USA TODAY, "Tiger Woods starting to lose patience with his putter after dismal showing at U.S. Open," 15 June 2018 Jordan Barnett and Kassius Robertson each posted 16 points to pace the Tigers (15-8, 5-5 Southeastern Conference), who needed the victory to remain above the cutline of the projected NCAA Tournament bubble. Fletcher Page, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky basketball struggles offensively in stumble at Missouri," 3 Feb. 2018 Playing for the first time on the PGA Tour in a year, Woods stood one shot below the cutline after his even-par round Thursday on the South Course. Steve Dimeglio, USA TODAY, "Tiger Woods shoots one-under 71 in second round return to PGA Tour, awaits cut news," 26 Jan. 2018 The cutline says the tiles were made by thousands of children from clay taken from the banks of Lake Hodges and that Holmes, a local artist, won the $500 first place prize for her mural design. J. Harry Jones,, "An Escondido mural in jeopardy," 7 July 2017 All 25 programs scored well above the 930 cutline in this latest round of APR updates, which include data for the 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, "Gophers football matches program record for multiyear APR scores," 10 May 2017 After shooting a 3-over 73 to open the tournament on Thursday, Garcia had to shoot under par to make the cut, as the cutline hovered at 1-over par for most of Friday afternoon before ultimately settling at 2 over. Matthew Martinez,, "Defending Byron Nelson champ Garcia lurks, just in striking distance," 19 May 2017

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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