second cuts

second cuts

short pieces of fleece wool resulting from the shearer cutting over the same area twice.
References in classic literature ?
Silently, without flinching, he took a second cut in his forward rush, and as he leaped for the throat the groom cried out, "My God
For many dairy producers, this year's silage quality is far below what they would normally aim for - particularly with second cuts.
However, farmers can apply herbicide to clean up swards and boost grass yields after first and second cuts.