Razeeing
Razee Ra*zee", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Razeed} (r[.a]*z[=e]d"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Razeeing}.] To cut down to a less number of decks, and thus to an inferior rate or class, as a ship; hence, to prune or abridge by cutting off or retrenching parts; as, to razee a book, or an article. [1913 Webster]

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  • razee — I. rāˈzē noun ( s) Etymology: French (vaisseau) rasé, from vaisseau ship + rasé, past participle of raser to rase, raze more at rase 1. : a wooden ship having its upper deck cut away and thus reduced to the next lower rate or to an intermediate… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Razee — Ra*zee , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Razeed} (r[.a]*z[=e]d ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Razeeing}.] To cut down to a less number of decks, and thus to an inferior rate or class, as a ship; hence, to prune or abridge by cutting off or retrenching parts; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Razeed — Razee Ra*zee , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Razeed} (r[.a]*z[=e]d ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Razeeing}.] To cut down to a less number of decks, and thus to an inferior rate or class, as a ship; hence, to prune or abridge by cutting off or retrenching parts; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • USS Cumberland (1842) — The first USS Cumberland was a 50 gun sailing frigate of the United States Navy. Cumberland began in the pages of a Congressional Act. Congress passed in 1816 An act for the gradual increase of the Navy of the United States. The act called for… …   Wikipedia

  • razee — /ray zee /, n., v., razeed, razeeing. n. 1. a ship, esp. a warship, reduced in height by the removal of the upper deck. v.t. 2. to cut down (a wooden ship) by removing the upper deck. [1785 95; < F (vaisseau) rasé razed (ship), ptp. of raser to… …   Universalium

  • razee — [rā zē′] n. [Fr rasé (as in vaisseau rasé, leveled vessel), pp. of raser, to level, scrape: see RAZE] a wooden warship made lower by the removal of the upper deck vt. razeed, razeeing to remove the upper deck of (a warship) …   English World dictionary

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