Cookie Cutter

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Referring to a sharply circumscribed, or punched-out appearance with scalloped, vertical margins
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But it is the largetooth cookiecutter shark (Isistius plutodus), which measures up to 42 centimeters (16 inches), that has proportionately larger teeth than any other species.
Because of these variables, the government knew it could not apply a cookiecutter approach to providing logistics support for overseas military operations.
Lee editors and executives alike say there is no cookiecutter formula for the company's Montana papers.
When one company buys another, it invariably grinds out a cookiecutter press release.
We don't take a cookiecutter approach" to departments or shelf sets, says Winn.
Strip the film of its muchhyped S&M, frontal nudity and tastefully explicit sex scenes and what you have left is a cookiecutter romantic fantasy in which the virginal (at least in the beginning) heroine is swept up from her lonely and loveless quotidian existence by an impossibly handsome and rich white knight in shining armor.
His approach was, at the time, radically at odds with the cookiecutter expectations placed on company dancers.
But given the dictates of this cookiecutter script, Ryan's eyes will turn elsewhere, glomming onto the impossible-to-get campus sex bomb/bimbo, Ashley (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe).
Ennis has spent $5,000 on the hardware, $5,000 for software, and points to only two drawbacks: The learning curve--it takes roughly six to 12 months to learn; and the potential for plans to develop a cookiecutter look (Ennis is tapping architectural firms for fresh design ideas).
Broadway veteran Terra MacLeod, who will be playing Velma in Manila, said, "They're not cookiecutter characters.