• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crown-saw (Mech) A saw in the form of a hollow cylinder, with teeth on the end or edge, and operated by a rotative motion.☞ The trephine was the first of the class of crownsaws.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Crown-saw a circular saw made by cutting teeth round a cylinder
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From its supposed resemblance to a crown,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. corone (Fr. couronne)—L. corona; cf. Gr. korōnos, curved.


In literature:

Peter stole a look at Aunt Jane and saw that she was wearing a crown.
"The Firelight Fairy Book" by Henry Beston
They saw crowns upon their hair.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
They saw a little girl who wore a crown; it was the fagot bearer's blessing that had set it upon her head.
"Tell Me Another Story" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Even he saw something funny in the preposterous coup of the half-crowns and the little boys.
"The Napoleon of Notting Hill" by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Just above, over the crown of the hill, she saw the sky, moonless, blackish, spattered with stars.
"The Coast of Chance" by Esther Chamberlain
Isaac Whittaker, Esq., who saw me rescue her, gave me half-a-crown to get some grog with.
"The Hero of the Humber" by Henry Woodcock
I went to it and took some up, and saw they were crown pieces!
"A Memory Of The Southern Seas" by Louis Becke
She, crowned and clothed with humility, took her way, showing no pride in that which she saw and heard.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11" by Various
James saw the Infanta's dower of two million crowns and jewels within his grasp.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Every year saw the Crown more helpless, and the Church becoming as helpless as the Crown.
"History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
She, crowned and clothed with humility, took her way, showing no pride in that which she saw and heard.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VIII (of X) - Continental Europe II." by Various
He went to bed and slept and dreamed he saw her sitting by the King with a crown on her head.
"Tales of Folk and Fairies" by Katharine Pyle
And again Lily saw above his face the shadowy crown of thorns.
"Tongues of Conscience" by Robert Smythe Hichens
She awoke, but Harboro's crowning torture came when he saw the expression in her eyes.
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
Now Febrer saw nothing but the crown and brim of Margalida's hat.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
But this year saw the crowning disgrace to the American arms.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
We saw above us now a conical hill, several hundred feet high, with a growth of pine upon the slopes and crowned with great rocks.
"The Frontier Boys in the Grand Canyon" by Wyn Roosevelt
When the emperor had passed on, she saw the crown-prince approach.
"Majesty" by Louis Couperus
Sarah already saw the sovereign crown sparkling on her brow.
"The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 4 of 6" by Eugène Sue
Framed through its archway we saw a portion of the vast flight of steps crowned by the uninteresting west front.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood

In poetry:

And a star, scarce risen, they saw decline,
Where Orsova's hills looked coldly down,
As Kossuth buried the Iron Crown
And fled in the dark to the Turkish line.
"The Curse Of Hungary" by John Hay
Who ever saw the earliest rose
First open her sweet breast?
Or, when the summer sun goes down,
The first soft star in evening's crown
Light up her gleaming crest?
"Fourth Sunday In Lent" by John Keble
Then went I to a garden and did spy
A gallant flower,
The crown Imperiall: Sure, said I,
Peace at the root must dwell.
But when I digg'd, I saw a worm devoure
What show'd so well.
"Peace" by George Herbert
In such a spot, with radiant flowers for halo,
I saw the Guardian Angel sit her down;
Vine-branches fashioned a green shrine above her
And sun-flowers rose behind her like a crown.
"She Of The Garden" by Emile Verhaeren
And children going through the fields at morning
Saw the unloosened waters leaping down,
And broke the hazel boughs and wore the tassels
Above their eyes--a pale and shaking crown.
"The Unloosening" by John Freeman
But thou art more than these things, O my queen,
For thou art clad in ancient wars and tears.
And looking forth, framed in the crown of thorns,
I saw the youngest face in all the spheres.
"The Two Women" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

In news:

Bill Rapai saw this Golden-crowned Kinglet at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan.
MARTIN, MICHIGAN – The second event in the 2012 season for the Pro Modified Racing Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series and the Pro Bike & Sled Series saw two first-time winners crowned at US 131 Motorsports Park Saturday.
One the day after baseball saw its first Triple Crown winner in 45 years I wonder when the Jags will get the Triple Crown in one game.
Mike Roberson saw this juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron catch a crayfish at a park in Houston, Texas.
My question concerns the cutting of crown molding on the compound miter saw.
The experts say to place the crown molding on the saw with the bottom up (or upside down).
Our favorite sexy stripper Channing Tatum just got crowned People's Sexiest Man Alive for 2012, and if you saw Magic Mike this summer, this is hardly a shock.
TIFTON — Three days of finals saw 18 different champions crowned in the 50th annual Thanksgiving Bowl, including one championship team of Tift County Allstars.
However, Henson 's crown has slipped in recent years as injuries have compounded an unstable period, which saw him take a lengthy sabbatical from the game.
Among Mary 's own memories, some sound familiar — the suffering, the crown of thorns, the gamblers on Cavalry —but others, like the hawk she saw in its too-small cage, steadily gutting young rabbits — are not.
In a well- tuned saw, both wheels and their crowns are coplanar (in line with each other).