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The small particles of wood or other material that fall from an object being sawed.

saw′dust′y adj.


particles of wood formed by sawing



fine particles of wood produced in sawing.
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Noun1.sawdust - fine particles of wood made by sawing woodsawdust - fine particles of wood made by sawing wood
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
نُشَارَةنُشارَة الخَشَب
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[ˈsɔːdʌst] Nserrín m, aserrín m


[ˈsɔːdʌst] nsciure fsawed-off shotgun n (US)carabine f à canon scié


[ˈsɔːˌdʌst] nsegatura


(soː) noun
a tool for cutting, having a toothed edge. He used a saw to cut through the branch.
verbpast tense sawed: past participles sawn, ~sawed
to cut with a saw. He sawed the log in two.
ˈsawdust noun
a dust of tiny fragments of wood, made by sawing.
ˈsawmill noun
a place in which wood is mechanically sawn.
a sawmill worker.


نُشَارَة piliny savsmuld Sägemehl πριονίδι aserrín, serrín sahanpuru sciure piljevina segatura おがくず 톱밥 zaagsel sagmugg trociny serradura, serragem опилки sågspån ขี้เลื่อย talaş mùn cưa 锯末
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It was a sawdust circle the size of a circus ring, contained inside a square building that was roofed over with glass.
In attempting to express his gratification, the Chief of Police thrust out his right hand with such violence that his skin was ruptured at the arm-pit and a stream of sawdust poured from the wound.
The grating wind sawed rather than blew; and as it sawed, the sawdust whirled about the sawpit.
The ground was sawdust and the pebbles scattered around were hard knots from trees, worn smooth in course of time.
"Why, I gave him some sawdust brains the last time I fitted his head with new ears," explained the Wizard.
"You boil it in sawdust: you salt it in glue: You condense it with locusts and tape: Still keeping one principal object in view-- To preserve its symmetrical shape."
Several present, such as the Candy Man, the Rubber Bear, Tik-tok, and the Scarecrow, were not made so they could eat, and the Queen of Merryland contented herself with a small dish of sawdust; but these enjoyed the pomp and glitter of the gorgeous scene as much as did those who feasted.
Then, going to a chest of drawers, he took out a pretty heart, made entirely of silk and stuffed with sawdust.
He says, 'I've shoveled acorns enough in there to keep the family thirty years, and if I can see a sign of one of 'em I wish I may land in a museum with a belly full of sawdust in two minutes!'
He led me into a corner and conducted me up a flight of stairs - which appeared to me to be slowly collapsing into sawdust, so that one of those days the upper lodgers would look out at their doors and find themselves without the means of coming down - to a set of chambers on the top floor.
But in the saloons, even the sots, stupefied, sprawling across the tables or in the sawdust, were objects of mystery and wonder.
"Out of sawdust?" finished the Story Girl cheerfully.