n.1.A saw with a thin or narrow blade set in a strong frame.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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On a Saturday morning I'll collect my pick, shovel, rakes, bow-saw, shears, hatchet and water jug and toss them into the wheelbarrow.
``They have also taken some items such as an axe and bow-saw,'' said a devastated Mrs Davies who has run the DerwenNursery for 30 years.
When demonstrating the method in woodcraft skills classes, I use a bow-saw blade in a homemade frame.
In between, they break out the bow-saw and deliver a handful of potential singles like Nite And Fog and Little Rhymes.
Of course, an ill-chosen one is simply taken care of with a bow-saw, but the impact of its removal will be greater than with most other garden features.