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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


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(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.


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But the three zones mingle and amalgamate along the edges, like the colors in the solar spectrum.
The general blurring and shifting of Fraunhofer's lines of the spectrum point, in my opinion, to a widespread cosmic change of a subtle and singular character.
Well, it's a long cry from a blurred line in a spectrum to a sick nigger in Sumatra.
If it pleases you to believe this rigmarole about ether and Fraunhofer's lines upon the spectrum, do so by all means, but do not ask one who is older and wiser than yourself to share in your folly.
It dealt with man and his soul-gropings in their ultimate terms, plumbing the abysses of space for the testimony of remotest suns and rainbow spectrums.
At each end of the solar spectrum the chemist can detect the presence of what are known as 'actinic' rays.
The ultra-violet rays, and other high-velocity and invisible rays from the upper end of the spectrum, rip and tear through their tissues, just as the X-ray ripped and tore through the tissues of so many experimenters before they learned the danger.
She said that everything had colour in her thought; the months of the year ran through all the tints of the spectrum, the days of the week were arrayed as Solomon in his glory, morning was golden, noon orange, evening crystal blue, and night violet.