carpenter's saw


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carpenter's saw a saw used with one hand for cutting wood
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In literature:

Looking up, we saw the carpenter's head.
"Martin Hyde, The Duke's Messenger" by John Masefield
The other day I saw that young Carpenter hanging round Mrs. Rogers's cabin in the bush when old Rogers was away.
"The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories" by Bret Harte
Wallace Carpenter, with the poet's insight and sympathy, saw and understood this feeling.
"The Blazed Trail" by Stewart Edward White
The sound of sawing attracted him to Crickledon's shop, and the industrious carpenter soon put him on the tide of affairs.
"The Short Works of George Meredith" by George Meredith
The saw was ripping away yesterday in the carpenter's shop, and the hammer was noisy enough.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4" by Charles Dudley Warner
Spavined wusser'n a carpenter's saw-hoss, and with heaves like a gasoline dory!
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
All was agreed; I armed myself with the carpenter's saw; and the operation was done.
"Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men" by Francois Arago
It was the carpenter's, and contained axes, and saws, and nails, and tools of all sorts.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
As he entered, and saw the familiar thin figure bending over the carpenter's bench, he felt excited and nervous.
"Black, White and Gray" by Amy Walton
I saw some tools put into the boat, and one of the carpenter's mates is with us.
"The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader" by W.H.G. Kingston
The carpenter's mate saw the cask drift past the side of the snow and roll in the silvery wake.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
He wished very much to try the carpenter's saw upon the slats of his prison.
"Up The Baltic" by Oliver Optic
As Simon was about to answer, he saw a middle-aged man wearing a carpenter's apron.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
In the afternoon they might be seen in the carpenter's shop with their coats and waistcoats off, working away with saw or plane.
"Out on the Pampas" by G. A. Henty
Passing the carpenter's shop one day, he saw a pile of boards at the door waiting to be planed.
"The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield" by Emma Elizabeth Brown
You'll also be using some regular carpenter's tools such as hammers, saws, and so on.
"Electricity for the 4-H Scientist" by Eric B. Wilson

In news:

One of the best indications of whether the Vineyard is getting along well in winter is the presence or absence in the chilly air of the sound of the carpenter's saw and hammer.