from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The larva of Nerice bidentata, an American bombycid moth, the dorsum of whose abdomen is serrate.
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It has a "sawback" handle and double set triggers.
I have a sawback flintlock pistol that replicates a dueler (a Traditions Trapper) in 50 caliber.
I had a Buckmaster survival knife with a hollow handle and a sawback.
In addition to Gulf sturgeon, ringed sawback turtles and heelsplitter mussels were among the dead.
"So" I thought to myself, "how is it possible to produce a wine, bottle it, ship it halfway across the world, and sell it all for less than a sawback?"