Saw mandrel, a mandrel on which a circular saw is fastened for running.Saw pit, a pit over which timbor is sawed by two men, one standing below the timber and the other above. Mortimer. Saw sharpener(Zoöl.), the great titmouse; — so named from its harsh call note. [Prov. Eng.] — Saw whetter(Zoöl.), the marsh titmouse (Parus palustris); — so named from its call note. [Prov. Eng.] — Scroll saw, a ribbon of steel with saw teeth upon one edge, stretched in a frame and adapted for sawing curved outlines; also, a machine in which such a saw is worked by foot or power.

(Saw) v. t. [imp. Sawed ; p. p. Sawed or Sawn ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sawing.]

1. To cut with a saw; to separate with a saw; as, to saw timber or marble.

2. 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.

3. Also used figuratively; as, to saw the air.

(Saw), v. i.

1. To use a saw; to practice sawing; as, a man saws well.

2. To cut, as a saw; as, the saw or mill saws fast.

3. To be cut with a saw; as, the timber saws smoothly.

Sawarra nut
(Sa*war"ra nut`) See Souari nut.

(Saw"bel`ly) n. The alewife. [Local, U.S.]

(Saw"bill`) n. The merganser. [Prov. Eng.]

(Saw"bones`) n. A nickname for a surgeon.

(Saw"buck`) n. A sawhorse.

(Saw"ce*flem) a. See Sauseflem. [Obs.]

(Saw"der) n. A corrupt spelling and pronunciation of solder.

Soft sawder, seductive praise; flattery; blarney. [Slang]

(Saw"dust`) n. Dust or small fragments of wood (or of stone, etc.) made by the cutting of a saw.

(Saw"er`) n. One who saws; a sawyer.

(Saw"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of elasmobranch fishes of the genus Pristis. They have a sharklike form, but are more nearly allied to the rays. The flattened and much elongated snout has a row of stout toothlike structures inserted along each edge, forming a sawlike organ with which it mutilates or kills its prey.

(Saw"fly`) n. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of hymenopterous insects belonging to the family Tenthredinidæ. The female usually has an ovipositor containing a pair of sawlike organs with which she makes incisions in the leaves or stems of plants in which to lay the eggs. The larvæ resemble those of Lepidoptera.

(Saw"horse`) n. A kind of rack, shaped like a double St. Andrew's cross, on which sticks of wood are laid for sawing by hand; — called also buck, and sawbuck.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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