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  • adj. Resembling a saw (cutting tool) or some aspect of one.


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saw +‎ -like


  • The repeated sequence at the heart of this presentation consists of isolated arm- and hand-dominated movements, including a sawlike crossing of the hands punctuated by the dancers' hisses, underscoring the "in your face" tone of the activity.

    'Movement-Based' Choreography

  • If it was someone or some thing that you sawlike a visit to a museum that had an influence on you, could you cite an example of the moment that you decided to become an artist?

    Art School, I'm confident I can get there!!, Part 4.

  • Sierras, whose sawlike points had been in sight for many miles.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • The muffled pop-pop-pop of the artillery followed by a faint boom continued even as the sun dropped below the rugged, sawlike silhouette of the silver peaks and the wan crescent of the new moon rose drowsily, casting only a sliver of light.

    String Theory, Book 3: Evolution

  • Moist, dark eyes behind horn-rimmed glasses, thin cheeks and sawlike cheekbones, liver-spotted hands trembling as he raised one and shoved his glasses higher on his nose.


  • Far inland, and tinged light-blue by distance, rose the sharp, jagged, and sawlike crests of El – Sharaf, under which the Hajj-caravan wends its weary way, thus escaping the mountains which dip perpendicularly into the sea.

    The Land of Midian

  • That sawlike catch is what gives us all confidence in elevators and the courage to jack up a car to change a tire.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • The tip of the thick protuberance was lined with sawlike blades.

    Sentenced To Prism

  • The leaves, which are just coming out, are two or three inches long and about half as wide; they taper to a point and have serrate, or sawlike, edges.

    Among the Trees at Elmridge

  • And his song, as he climbed over me, was squeaky and sawlike, and as he walked he doddered, head trembling as an old man's shakes in final acquiescence in the futility of life.

    Edge of the Jungle


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