sawed-off

Definitions

  • Cut-off-Saw
    Cut-off-Saw
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sawed-off cut short "a sawed-off shotgun","a sawed-off broomstick","the shortened rope was easier to use"
    • adj sawed-off well below average height
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Quotations

  • Elizabeth Gaskell
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    “Madam your wife and I didn't hit it off the only time I ever saw her. I won't say she was silly, but I think one of us was silly, and it wasn't me.”

Usage

In literature:

He hung around for a moment, and then, when he saw that I was sticking it out, he went off.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Off to the south of this town we saw the skirts of the Black Forest.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
He had jerked off his clothes and jumped in, when he saw what was going on.
"A Jolly Fellowship" by Frank R. Stockton
Suddenly they saw the lights of a mighty city looming far off to the east.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
It was in vain, however; they lost their friend and saw him drive off to the village of Chonuane, which was subject to the chief Sechele.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
Saw off the surplus wood and plane to the lines thus scored.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
It was their ship we saw blasting off.
"On the Trail of the Space Pirates" by Carey Rockwell
Off there was the mountain where they saw the sun drawing silver water above a frowning storm.
"A Voice in the Wilderness" by Grace Livingston Hill
I ached with my efforts to keep down my laughter, as I saw him scud off, glad at heart though, all the same, for, poor fellow, he had escaped.
"Mass' George" by George Manville Fenn
Before long, I saw that Reuben was walking with difficulty, and putting his hands behind his back to try and lift the pack off his shoulders.
"Afar in the Forest" by W.H.G. Kingston
He now hurried down to the quay, off which he saw Manuel at his post, waiting for his return.
"The Pirate of the Mediterranean" by W.H.G. Kingston
From a height they reached they saw the camp spread out on a wide level space a short distance off.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
We first sawed off the head of the arrow sticking in my uncle's shoulder.
"With Axe and Rifle" by W.H.G. Kingston
To his great satisfaction he saw them breaking up their camp, and then they moved off towards the north-west.
"Dick Onslow" by W.H.G. Kingston
Already, before they saw their danger, they were too far off to regain the bank.
"The Ferryman of Brill" by William H. G. Kingston
I saw that one of his shoes was off.
"The Mate of the Lily" by W. H. G. Kingston
Sandy, as soon as he saw me, jumped off his horse, and nearly shook my hand off in his delight at finding I was safe.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
When he saw she was alone, he grabbed her and tried to cut off some of her hair with his big knife.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
While yet they were a long distance off, Pompey saw them coming and ran forward to meet them.
"For the Liberty of Texas" by Edward Stratemeyer
Towards morning I did doze off, but I was awakened by hearing my name called, and, starting up, I saw Ridsdale standing by my side.
"A Master of Mysteries" by L. T. Meade
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In poetry:

From far-off it came near
Deep-charactered and clear,
Until I saw the features close to mine
And the eyes unhappy shine.
"Justification" by John Freeman
I enter'd by the western door;
I saw a knight's helm lying there:
I raised my eyes from off the floor,
And caught the gleaming of his hair.
"The Chapel In Lyonesse" by William Morris
And off he started, over hill and valley,
Seven leagues at every stride;
The children saw him like a giant shadow,
But they could only hide.
"Hop-O-My-Thumb" by Clara Doty Bates
The stuff they surfaced out each day
With some surprise the Squatter saw.
He never dreamt the sand and clay
Was three miles off the night before.
"The Squatter, Three Cornstalks, and the Well" by Henry Lawson
Far off I saw His form, but knew it not;
He nearer drew, He smiled, my fears did flee;
His loving look dispelled a lingering doubt,
As He came to me o'er the twilight sea.
"Motives" by Marietta Holley
And I turned and fled from the place of dread
To the far-off haunts of men.
"In the city's heart is rest," I said,--
But I found it not, and when
I saw but care and vice reign there
I was filled with wrath again:
"What The Wind Said" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

SAWS ready to shut off pricey BexarMet deal.
An Austrian man nearly dies from blood loss after sawing off his own foot to avoid losing his jobless benefits.
I remembered watching these as a kid and even as recently as last summer, and I got butterflies every time I saw them take off and land.
A puppy whose leg had been sawed off by an abuser has been fitted with a prosthetic limb and his vet says he's doing fine.
According to the criminal complaint, Huerta heard his alarm going off then saw two men rummaging through his SUV.
The third week of this five-week retail month saw a 1.6% gain in the Redbook Index, a clear drop-off from the previous week's 2.4% gain.
(Reuters photo) When Hostess announced last month that it was going belly up in bankruptcy, ceasing operations and thus turning off the Twinkies spigot, this is what Maranda Berkley saw.
Witnesses say they saw a small red car speed off from the scene.
Jeffrey Clack was discovered in the Boomtown parking lot Friday morning but when he saw police approach he jumped into a car and took off.
When Christopher saw the gun, he took off running and got in his truck.
"Probably the best fastball I ever saw was Robin Roberts," said Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner, who connected for three of his 369 career homers off Roberts.
Police were on Hamilton Street because on Friday an off-duty officer saw a fight outside North High and stopped.
Two Black boys appeared, saw his tears, assessed the situation and took off after the boys who had taken his yarmulke.
The legendary rock stars saw off competition from Iron Maiden and Led Zeppelin to take 45 per cent of the votes in a survey of more than 3,600 British rock fans.
"We saw the figure climbing through the first decade of the 21st century and then sort of level off," said Glenn Koocher, executive director of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.
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In science:

We saw before that for the linearized background (1.1) one has to cut-off space at a critical orbifold distance Lc but to ensure that ǫ ≪ 1 requires actually a much smaller cut-off in L.
Enlarging the Parameter Space of Heterotic M-Theory Flux Compactifications to Phenomenological Viability
The off-critical SAW model in the scaling regime consists of looking at SAW for fugacity x close to its critical value xc (and approaching xc in a appropriate way as the mesh size goes to zero).
LERW as an example of off-critical SLEs
Compared to the previous example of SAW, the description of the off-critical LERW theory via SLE martingales is thus more involved but will (partially) be described in following sections.
LERW as an example of off-critical SLEs
However, when the initial state was factorized we saw that the absolute values of the off diagonal elements of the reduced density matrix not only go asymptotically to zero but also can never exceed their initial value.
Decoherence within a simple Model for the Environment
On shel l closure versus off shel l closure As we just just saw, the quantum constraint algebra is consistent, i.e. non – anomalous.
Loop Quantum Gravity: An Inside View
We saw earlier that |p|2 gave a positive contribution to the energy change by flattening off the hump, that is, if p = 0, as in the standard model, the extremum at the symmetric phase is a maximum and any perturbations about that are obviously unstable.
Finite temperature corrections and embedded strings in noncommutative geometry and the standard model with neutrino mixing
There, we saw that the off-diagonal elements of Hint lead to oscillation between the eigenstates of the system.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
As we saw in the previous subsection, a massless particle incident to a black hole is simply scattered off or absorbed by the black hole, and nothing peculiar happens.
Axiverse and Black Hole
The SAW lengths we used and setting γ to be slightly below the one at which the state space becomes difficult to explore were a good trade-off that allowed the sampler to function satisfactorily.
Intracluster Moves for Constrained Discrete-Space MCMC
In the case of the density and condensate we saw that the distribution falls off extremely slowly and we resulting in a very noisy evaluation.
The Thirring Model at Finite Density in 0+1 Dimensions with Stochastic Quantization, a Status Report
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