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  • v. Present participle of saw.

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Examples

  • All of these water powers were first employed in sawing the pine lumber, which was very abundant in and about Varna, the pine trees along the northerly side of Fall Creek being the largest to be found in this region, often five feet in diameter and each cutting twenty-five thousand clear shingles or five thousand feet of first class white pine lumber.

    Living in Dryden: Varna's history, to 1897

  • The flaws are there if you are really paying attention, but I bet you’ll be too busy chain sawing the enemy to notice most of them.

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  • One fan recalls sawing a guitar out of his grandmother's table, crafting a pickup out of a telephone receiver and stealing a public propaganda speaker, all to play the Beatles.

    Keeping Comrades Warm

  • No, I am not in any way, shape, or form condoning the idea of sawing off a person's head in order to try to intimidate the nation from where said person came.

    CIA interrogations: "tough enough"?

  • Fig. 274 shows a method commonly adopted and known as sawing out the waste; the saw is held at an angle and part of the inside portion of the dovetail is cut away as shown.

    Woodwork Joints How they are Set Out, How Made and Where Used.

  • Of the methods of sampling which avoid melting the bars, that known as sawing is the only one which is thoroughly satisfactory.

    A Text-book of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.

  • A still more tedious operation, however, is sometimes performed by diamond-cutters, when it is found necessary to cut a stone into two parts; it is termed sawing, and is thus managed: -- The stone to be sawn is scratched across in the desired direction by a very keen splinter of diamond, technically termed a

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 456 Volume 18, New Series, September 25, 1852

  • In their cadre of administrators, both the French and the British had an able and devoted band of political missionaries whose job has been described as sawing off the branch they sat on.

    VQR

  • Jurors had been told Sinclair attempted to cut off her head, cutting through her carotid artery and her spinal cord in what was described as a sawing action.

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  • Do you need to see the sword sawing his head off, his screams, then the gurgling sounds as the life drains out of him?

    Lake Minnetonka Liberty

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