Saw gin

the form of cotton gin invented by Eli Whitney, in which the cotton fibers are drawn, by the teeth of a set of revolving circular saws, through a wire grating which is too fine for the seeds to pass.

See also: Saw

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Ogden Holmes patented the world's first modern saw gin in 1794, allowing vastly increased cotton harvest capacity, planters increased their crops so rapidly that gin production could not keep pace.
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After mote removal, the rest of the 40-g seed cotton subsample was ginned by a miniature laboratory saw gin, the lint was weighed, and the number of mature seeds were counted.
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