Phrases with "sawed"

D. H. Lawrence March lighted a fire at dusk, and put on the wood she had chopped and sawed during the day. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis Whistling, he sawed out racks for the glassware and turned the oven of a discarded kerosene stove into a hot-air oven for sterilizing glassware. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Nathaniel Hawthorne He sawed some of his own fire-wood, and fancied that, as was reasonable, it fatigued him less day by day. The Dolliver Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1876]

On Sundays you had to go for what was called a ‘nice walk’ in your thick black suit and the Eton collar that sawed your head off. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Arthur Conan Doyle Lying across his chest was a curious weapon, a shotgun with the barrel sawed off a foot in front of the triggers. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Then he sawed at the legs, and cut the shackles which tied them together, and then—most circumspectly—assaulted the cord which bound Dickson’s neck to the trunk. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Sinclair Lewis The pale bark of the poplar sticks was mottled with lichens of sage-green and dusty gray; the newly sawed ends were fresh-colored, with the agreeable roughness of a woolen muffler. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Bram Stoker The Professor and I sawed the top off the stake, leaving the point of it in the body. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Mary Webb He sat by the hacked and stained kitchen-table (which he seldom scrubbed, and on which he tried his knife, sawed bones, and chopped meat) and slept the afternoons away in the ceaseless drone of flies. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Kate Chopin Here she watched with fascinated delight the great logs hauled dripping from the water, following each till it had changed to the clean symmetry of sawed planks. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Henry Wolfe, of Kentucky, aged one hundred and eight years, who had never been sick in his life, lay down one fine day and sawed his neck asunder with a razor. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

Rudyard Kipling Passing thence swiftly to the back of the seat, and reaching between the splines, I sawed through the silk-faced front on the left-hand side of the coat till the two cuts joined. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Sir Thomas Browne Were I of Caesar’s religion,62 I should be of his desires, and wish rather to go off at one blow, than to be sawed in pieces by the grating torture of a disease. Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne [1643]

Frederick Marryat I have dug out the saw-pit, and have sawed the slabs for the sides of the pit, and made it quite secure. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Bram Stoker He sawed down a couple of feet along one side of the lead coffin, and then across, and down the other side. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

T. E. Lawrence I sawed it up and down four times. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

James Payn With the last ten pounds of it, I bought the half of a small claim at Snowy Creek. Blanquette and I sawed our own lumber and made our own sluices. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Sir Walter Scott The piece of wood which he was about to nail on was at first too long; then he sawed it off too short, then chose another equally ill adapted for the purpose. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Sinclair Lewis Peeping from the covers she saw his teeth pinch his lower lip, saw him scowl as he slackened and sawed and jerked sharply again at the racing horses. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Willa Cather Beside it was her wooden rocking-chair, and the little splint-bottom chair with the legs sawed short on which her darning-basket usually stood, but which Mrs. Rosen was now using for a tea-table. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Arthur Conan Doyle The sawed gun was not more than two foot long — one could carry it easily under one’s coat. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Jack London I sawed and chopped and chiselled the weathered wood till it had the appearance of having been gnawed by some gigantic mouse. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

William Dampier She was sharp at both ends, but we sawed off one and made that end flat, fastening a rudder to it and she rowed and sailed incomparably. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

D. H. Lawrence His wife lay listening to him tinkering away in the garden, his whistling ringing out as he sawed and hammered away. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

This time, however, it sawed out an aperture about three feet square near the bottom of the canvas wall. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

It was all I could do to keep him from follerin’ of you this morning; he sawed my arms off almost. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Rudyard Kipling Pallant sawed on —‘out of certain events which occurred at the village of Huckley.’ The House came to attention with a parting of the lips like a hiccough, and it flashed through my mind. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Having sawed into it a bare quarter-inch a fragment of the lava broke away, disclosing what he at first took for a quartz-crystal nucleus in the block. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Arthur Conan Doyle Reuben Lockarby, my lieutenant, son of old John Lockarby of the Wheatsheaf, marshalled our forces behind the hedgerow, whilst I sawed vigorously at the plank until I had nearly severed it across. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Kate Chopin She quickly made her way past the huge piles of sawed timber, not waiting for her companion, who loitered at each step of the way, with observant watchfulness. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Then he sawed gently, cutting the wire the whole length of the mandrel, each turn forming a link, which he soldered. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Sleep came to drive away the fear of fear, but hunger, thirst, and fever fought with sleep, and he dreamed — dreamed of a rope that sawed his neck, of the fight in the woods, and the shots. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Frederick Marryat Humphrey and Pablo had worked at the saw-pit, and had sawed out a large quantity of boards and timber for building, but the work was put off till the spring. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]