He hadn't mentioned anything earlier about cutting the evening short so I figured it was an excuse.
"Y'all are cutting me no slack today," he said.
Dean pointed out the obvious reasons he was suspected of cutting the rope.
The first consists of cutting up the various fabrics and materials employed into shapes suitable for forming the leaves, petals, &c.; this may be done by scissors, but more often stamps are employed which will cut through a dozen or more thicknesses at one blow.
The only thing she accomplished was cutting her hands on the sharp rocks.