hack saw

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hack saw saw used with one hand for cutting metal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hack saw a handsaw having a narrow blade stretched in an iron frame, for cutting metal.
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Usage

In literature:

I saw my own comrades hacked to pieces at Maiwand without losing my nerve.
"A Study In Scarlet" by Arthur Conan Doyle
About five miles along, just as I turned into the main road, I heard some one galloping after me, and I saw young James on his hack.
"Joe Wilson and His Mates" by Henry Lawson
Almost incessantly the thin screech of the saws rose penetratingly above the sounds of hacking and chopping and the calls of men.
"The Pit Prop Syndicate" by Freeman Wills Crofts
He saw the savage hacking of limbs, the spurting of blood, the flash of fire.
"History of the Moravian Church" by J. E. Hutton
The Two-Headed Giant slipped hack once more into his place, he saw the sinister lady still devouring her supper, women looking up at him gaped.
"Jeremy" by Hugh Walpole
The frantic paladin saw it a second time with fury, drew his sword, and hacked it from the rock.
"Legends of Charlemagne" by Thomas Bulfinch
It was no wonder that when Rusty Wren came hack from the orchard and saw such a sight he began to shriek.
"The Tale of Miss Kitty Cat" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Of course, they'd gone to work to open it up, and they'd got as far as some iron bars that called for a hack-saw.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
Hack-saw frame 35 29.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
As I had already committed myself, I had to bear in silence his purposely clumsy handling of that hack-saw.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
He saw the Gray Mosque in El Kahira ruined, his teacher Saadi hacked to pieces by crusader swords.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
An old hack saw blade makes a good tool for this purpose.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Tommy saw them hacking at the great doorway of a tower.
"The Fifth-Dimension Tube" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Well, the man who was driving the hack the day of my arrival, saw you in the fields, and he made a remark I have never forgotten.
"Gabriel Tolliver" by Joel Chandler Harris
Turning his head, his master saw approaching a dilapidated hack with side-lanterns like great goggles and decrepit and palsied curtains.
"The Valiants of Virginia" by Hallie Erminie Rives
Is there an air-raid on, and were the cellars too full for you, my hack-saw expert?
"H.M.S. ----" by Klaxon
Although no light was visible, there were men within, for the subs could hear the rasping of a file and the sharp whirr of a hack-saw.
"Rounding up the Raider" by Percy F. Westerman
I saw them around this bed as if living, blue, hacked up, and groaning continually, 'Yendrus!
"The Deluge, Vol. I. (of 2)" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
He was a party hack, and he saw no brightness in the future.
"The Everlasting Arms" by Joseph Hocking
Now put it in a vise, and with a hack-saw split the rod down the middle as far from the end as necessary.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
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In poetry:

Swiftly he struck, her lord; the body lay
With hacked-off breasts, dishonoured, in the Pass.
Months later, riding lonely through the gorge,
I saw it still, among the long-grown grass.
"Sher Afzul" by Laurence Hope

In news:

Toyota pick-ups seem to be the prime targets of thieves who are using hack saws to cut catalytic converter s from vehicles to sell to recyclers for the precious metals they contain.
Virginia quintet Hackensaw Boys, who've shared the stage with bands like Cake, The Flaming Lips and Modest Mouse, will hack on guitars and saw on fiddles at HumBrews, 856 10th St, Arcata on Monday night.
She was just a fourth-grader when she first saw her grandfather's 1917 Ford Model T depot hack, but that initial impression has stayed with Lori Baronas through the years.
Louisville, KY (November 8, 2012) – Baton, LLC has introduced AirStone, an ultra-light wall covering system for residential or commercial use that requires only pre-mixed adhesive, a putty knife and a hack saw.
Toyota pick-ups seem to be the prime targets of thieves who are using hack saws to cut catalytic converters from vehicles to sell to recyclers for the precious metals they contain.
' Saw ' franchise to keep hacking away.
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