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  • No animal is there that possesses both tusks and horns, nor yet do either of these structures exist in any animal possessed of ‘saw-teeth’.

    The History of Animals

  • Paul watched the skilful man with the closest interest, shuddering to see how near his hands passed and repassed to the merciless saw-teeth as he sent a ceaseless shower of parts of horns rattling into their respective boxes.

    Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls

  • In it the fibre is picked from the seed by means of saw-teeth projecting through slits in the side of the chamber in which the seed-cotton is placed.

    Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878

  • Then, suddenly, the speed was slowing and the ship glided downward, down into the saw-teeth of the mountains.

    Empire

  • If you have seen the chart of the lakes prepared by the Hydrographic Survey you will find that they go up and down like saw-teeth; a record has been kept for a long time of the levels of the lakes, and they are always going up and down; there is a range of five or six feet between low water and high water, seldom more than that.

    History of the Great Lakes and the Chicago Drainage Canal

  • We are now at the bottom between two of the saw-teeth; and the question arises whether the water is lower than it has been before.

    History of the Great Lakes and the Chicago Drainage Canal

  • It had saw-teeth at its thin knife-like outer circumference.

    Wandl the Invader

  • The following is a fugitive note which was reproduced photographically in the “Century” article: ” “Mr. Vail, in his work on the Telegraph, at p. 32, intimates that the saw-teeth type for letters, as he has described them in the diagram

    Letters and Journals 02]

  • It whipped out from the mountains, all tore into strips coming through the saw-teeth, lashing us off the glare ice and driving us up against the river banks among the willows.

    Pardners

  • The power of old-time volcanoes made all of that land, and those sharp saw-teeth, pointing toward the sky, are the destroyers of long ago, cold and dead now, but telling ominously of the power that lies hidden below.

    Editorials from the Hearst Newspapers

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