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 for Revenue cutter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Revenue \Rev"e*nue\, n. [F. revenu, OF. revenue, fr. revenir to
     return, L. revenire; pref. re- re- + venire to come. See
     Come.]
     1. That which returns, or comes back, from an investment; the
        annual rents, profits, interest, or issues of any species
        of property, real or personal; income.
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              Do not anticipate your revenues and live upon air
              till you know what you are worth.     --Gray.
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     2. Hence, return; reward; as, a revenue of praise.
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     3. The annual yield of taxes, excise, customs, duties, rents,
        etc., which a nation, state, or municipality collects and
        receives into the treasury for public use.
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     Revenue cutter, an armed government vessel employed to
        enforce revenue laws, prevent smuggling, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cutter \Cut"ter\ (k[u^]t"t[~e]r), n.
     1. One who cuts; as, a stone cutter; a die cutter; esp., one
        who cuts out garments.
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     2. That which cuts; a machine or part of a machine, or a tool
        or instrument used for cutting, as that part of a mower
        which severs the stalk, or as a paper cutter.
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     3. A fore tooth; an incisor. --Ray.
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     4. (Naut.)
        (a) A boat used by ships of war.
        (b) A fast sailing vessel with one mast, rigged in most
            essentials like a sloop. A cutter is narrower and
            deeper than a sloop of the same length, and depends
            for stability on a deep keel, often heavily weighted
            with lead.
        (c) In the United States, a sailing vessel with one mast
            and a bowsprit, setting one or two headsails. In Great
            Britain and Europe, a cutter sets two headsails, with
            or without a bowsprit.
        (d) A small armed vessel, usually a steamer, in the
            revenue marine service; -- also called revenue
            cutter.
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     5. A small, light one-horse sleigh.
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     6. An officer in the exchequer who notes by cutting on the
        tallies the sums paid.
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     7. A ruffian; a bravo; a destroyer. [Obs.]
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     8. A kind of soft yellow brick, used for facework; -- so
        called from the facility with which it can be cut.
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     Cutter bar. (Mach.)
        (a) A bar which carries a cutter or cutting tool, as in a
            boring machine.
        (b) The bar to which the triangular knives of a harvester
            are attached.
  
     Cutter head (Mach.), a rotating head, which itself forms a
        cutter, or a rotating stock to which cutters may be
        attached, as in a planing or matching machine. --Knight.
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