[sɔː] or [sɔ]
(noun.) hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting.
(verb.) cut with a saw; 'saw wood for the fireplace'.
(-) imp. of See.
(v. t.) Something said; speech; discourse.
(v. t.) A saying; a proverb; a maxim.
(v. t.) Dictate; command; decree.
(n.) An instrument for cutting or dividing substances, as wood, iron, etc., consisting of a thin blade, or plate, of steel, with a series of sharp teeth on the edge, which remove successive portions of the material by cutting and tearing.
(v. t.) To cut with a saw; to separate with a saw; as, to saw timber or marble.
(v. t.) To form by cutting with a saw; as, to saw boards or planks, that is, to saw logs or timber into boards or planks; to saw shingles; to saw out a panel.
(v. t.) Also used figuratively; as, to saw the air.
(v. i.) To use a saw; to practice sawing; as, a man saws well.
(v. i.) To cut, as a saw; as, the saw or mill saws fast.
(v. i.) To be cut with a saw; as, the timber saws smoothly.
(imp.) of See
n. Saying, maxim, adage, proverb, aphorism, apothegm, dictum, by-word, sententious precept.
n. (Scot.) salve.
n. a saying: a proverb: a degree: a joke.
n. an instrument for cutting formed of a blade band or disc of thin steel with a toothed edge.—v.t. to cut with a saw.—v.i. to use a saw: to be cut with a saw:—pa.t. sawed; pa.p. sawed or sawn.—ns. Saw′-back the larva of an American bombycid moth; Saw′-bones a slang name for a surgeon; Saw′dust dust or small pieces of wood &c. made in sawing; Saw′er; Saw′-file a three-cornered file used for sharpening the teeth of saws; Saw′-fish a genus of cartilaginous fishes distinguished by the prolongation of the snout into a formidable weapon bordered on each side by sharp teeth; Saw′-fly the common name of a number of hymenopterous insects injurious to plants; Saw′-frame the frame in which a saw is set; Saw′-grass a marsh plant of the southern states of the American Union with long slender leaves; Saw′-horn any insect with serrate antenn? Saw′mill a mill for sawing timber; Saw′pit a pit where wood is sawed; Saw′-set an instrument for turning the teeth of saws alternately right and left; Saw′-sharp′ener the greater titmouse; Saw′-tā′ble the platform of a sawing-machine; Saw′-tem′pering the process by which the requisite hardness and elasticity are given to a saw.—adj. Saw′-toothed having teeth like those of a saw: (bot.) having tooth-like notches as a leaf.—ns. Saw′-whet the Acadian owl; Saw′-whet′ter the marsh titmouse; Saw′yer one who saws timber: a stranded tree in a river in America: any wood-boring larva: the bowfin fish.
pa.t. of see.
To dream that you use a hand-saw, indicates an energetic and busy time, and cheerful home life. To see big saws in machinery, foretells that you will superintend a big enterprise, and the same will yield fair returns. For a woman, this dream denotes that she will be esteemed, and her counsels will be heeded. To dream of rusty or broken saws, denotes failure and accidents. To lose a saw, you will engage in affairs which will culminate in disaster. To hear the buzz of a saw, indicates thrift and prosperity. To find a rusty saw, denotes that you will probably restore your fortune. To carry a saw on your back, foretells that you will carry large, but profitable, responsibilities.
n. A trite popular saying or proverb. (Figurative and colloquial.) So called because it makes its way into a wooden head. Following are examples of old saws fitted with new teeth.
- The boy's eyes had lighted with pleasure as I spoke, and I saw him glance from his rusty trappings to the magnificence of my own. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- He could not tell me that; he saw me, and over my shoulder he saw the man. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- His wife saw the one part at least of the bouquet-scene. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- I saw them stop near the church and speak to the sexton's wife, who had come from the cottage, and had waited, watching us from a distance. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- Tom, love, I am telling Mr. Harthouse that he never saw you abroad. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 艰难时事.
- When the massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Eve deluged France with the blood of Protestants Catherine saw that Palissy was spared from the general destruction. 鲁伯特·萨金特·荷兰. 历史性发明.
- The preceding saws were of the straight, reciprocating kind. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- The raw cotton was put in a hopper, where it was met by the teeth of the saws, and torn from the seeds. 鲁伯特·萨金特·荷兰. 历史性发明.
- The first development was along the lines of this form of saw, and to increase its efficiency the saws were arranged in gangs, so as to make a number of cuts at one pass of the log. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- The lever and the pulley, lathe s, picks, saws, hammers, bronze operating-lances, sundials, water-clocks, the gnomon (a vertical pillar for determining the sun's altitude) were in use. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- A child sees persons with whom he lives using chairs, hats, tables, spades, saws, plows, horses, money in certain ways. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- Now gangs of such saws may be found in America and elsewhere, and circular saws have also been added. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- Means for quarter sawing in both directions of log travel are shown in patent to Gray, No. 550,825, December 3, 1895. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- Payne put a wire in the binding-post of the battery, the motor started, and an assistant began sawing a heavy oak log. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- Pliny refers to the curled chips raised by the plane, and Ansonius refers to mills driven by the waters of the Moselle for sawing marble into slabs. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- Clarke on the question of see-sawing, or hunting, as it was afterward termed: In the Holborn Viaduct station the difficulty of 'hunting' was not experienced. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- Accounts of Pliny and Ansonius as to Planes and Marble Sawing. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- Fig. 243 illustrates the method of sawing to produce this effect. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- It tells how they was stoned and sawn asunder, and wandered about in sheep-skins and goat-skins, and was destitute, afflicted, tormented. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- A bolt made two shingles; it was sawn asunder by hand, then split and shaved. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- The grating wind sawed rather than blew; and as it sawed, the sawdust whirled about the sawpit. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- The rough stock-strips for the alley bed, leveling strips, return chute, post and kick-backs are sawed out of certain of the logs. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- The cue is then sawed across into halves. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- The process is as follows: The tusk is sawed into blocks about 2-3/4 inches in size. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- Flat window glass can readily be sawed by a watch-spring saw by aid of this solution. 威廉K.戴维. 智者、化学家和伟大医生的秘密.
- A pulley and belt, connected to a circular saw larger than the motor, permitted large logs of oak timber to be sawed with ease with the use of two small cells of battery. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.