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sawn

 (sôn)
v.
A past participle of saw1.

sawn

(sɔːn)
vb
(Phonetics & Phonology) a past participle of saw1

saw1

(sɔ)

n., v. sawed, sawed sawn, saw•ing. n.
1. a tool or device for cutting, typically a thin blade of metal with a series of sharp teeth.
2. any similar tool or device, as a rotating disk, in which a sharp continuous edge replaces the teeth.
v.t.
3. to cut or divide with a saw.
4. to form by cutting with a saw.
5. to make cutting motions as if using a saw: to saw the air with one's hands.
6. to work (something) from side to side like a saw.
v.i.
7. to use a saw.
8. to cut with or as if with a saw.
Idioms:
saw wood, to snore loudly while sleeping.
[before 1000; Middle English sawe, Old English saga, c. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch sage (Dutch zaag), Old High German saga, Old Norse sǫg;]
saw′er, n.

saw2

(sɔ)

v.
pt. of see 1 .

saw3

(sɔ)

n.
a maxim; proverb; saying: an old saw.
[before 950; Middle English; Old English sagu; c. Old Frisian sege, Old High German, German sage, Old Norse saga (compare saga); akin to say]
Translations

sawn

[ˈsɔːn] pp of sawsawn-off shotgun n (British)carabine f à canon scié
References in classic literature ?
It is likely enough that, rooted in the woods of France and Norway, there were growing trees, when that sufferer was put to death, already marked by the Woodman, Fate, to come down and be sawn into boards, to make a certain movable framework with a sack and a knife in it, terrible in history.
The jaw is afterwards sawn into slabs, and piled away like joists for building houses.
Hugh lingered behind for a few moments to stimulate himself with more drink, and to set all the taps running, a few of which had accidentally been spared; then, glancing round the despoiled and plundered room, through whose shattered window the rioters had thrust the Maypole itself,--for even that had been sawn down,--lighted a torch, clapped the mute and motionless John Willet on the back, and waving his light above his head, and uttering a fierce shout, hastened after his companions.
One comprehends how undisturbed he was, and how safe from any danger of interruption, when it is stated that he even carried off a unicorn's horn--a mere curiosity--which would not pass through the egress entire, but had to be sawn in two-- a bit of work which cost him hours of tedious labor.
Parts were of nickel, parts of ivory, parts had certainly been filed or sawn out of rock crystal.
Thornbury because she's been so kind, but I don't see it; in fact, I'd rather have my right hand sawn in pieces--just imagine
But when the spring, with a gentle stirring motion, announced her arrival, a new and busy life arose; with songs and hurrahs the ice was sawn asunder, the ships were fresh tarred and rigged, that they might sail away to distant lands.
A boat once struck upon that, and it's as though it'd been sawn through the middle.
Being originally much too large for the apartment which it was now employed to decorate, it had been sawn short off at the waist.
What had been the counter or "bar" of the saloon, gorgeous in white and gold, now sawn in two and divided, was set up on opposite sides of the room as separate dressing-tables, decorated with huge bunches of azaleas, that hid the rough earthenware bowls, and gave each table the appearance of a vestal altar.
It tells how they was stoned and sawn asunder, and wandered about in sheep-skins and goat-skins, and was destitute, afflicted, tormented.
I will also give him the scabbard of newly sawn ivory into which it fits.