Sentence Examples with the word clipping

Clara swung it back and forth, clipping the grass off neatly with each stroke.

We were busy cutting out paper dolls; but we soon wearied of this amusement, and after cutting up our shoestrings and clipping all the leaves off the honeysuckle that were within reach, I turned my attention to Martha's corkscrews.

For instance, the clipping of a hedge or the lopping of a tree will cause to develop numerous buds which may have been dormant for years.

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He checked his weapons and pulled off his jacket, clipping as many magazines to his belt as he could.

As it bears clipping well, it was formerly much used in geometric gardening.

In breadth, according to the size of the border and width of the walk, make a very handsome edging, but they should not be allowed to rise more than an inch and a half above the gravel, the grass being kept short by repeated mowings, and the edges kept trim and well-defined by frequently clipping with shears and cutting once or twice a year with an edging iron.

He pulled out a fingernail clipper and began clipping his nails, sending little white crescents flying about the room.

They must be kept trimmed in or clipped, especially in their earlier stages; trimming with the knife is much to be preferred to clipping with shears.