saw wood

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Verb1.saw wood - breathe noisily during one's sleep; "she complained that her husband snores"
breathe, take a breath, suspire, respire - draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"
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I was ready to saw wood, shovel coal, carry wood, sweep the chimney, or roll oil casks,--all of which I am told that colored persons can now get employment at calking in New Bedford--a result of anti-slavery effort.
Vunn said he was hired to saw wood for three people, who he did not identify and who fled the scene before his arrest.
The Town Hall event saw Wood talking about his latest expedition, crossing the Himalayas on foot through five countries.
The mum's boyfriend woke up, went outside and saw Wood trying to put her 50-inch TV into her car.
Bissett beat Wood in a marathon match which saw Wood come back from two games down and losing 10-7 in the third end before eventually going down 12-10 in the fifth.
Various shots, locals create piles of wood building material, take out nails from wood, saw wood, move wood
Damien Delaney's slip saw Wood collect King's through ball and give Julian Speroni no chance with a rising 12-yard shot.
8221; According to the study, 80% of responding HVAC designers saw wood energy as a tool to advance America's environmental, economic, and energy efficiency goals if their concerns about emissions, resource protection, system reliability and operational convenience can be satisfied.
Three-year-olds climb trees, build dens, saw wood and even make toast on an open fire, all of which will make the mollycoddlers feel faint.
His departure led to an overhaul which saw Wood, previously national coach, appointed to the top job with the Great Britain team and Vikki McPherson named as head of GB performance.
The deputies forced their way into the house when they saw Wood lying on the floor.