• WordNet 3.6
    • adj sawn-off cut short "a sawed-off shotgun","a sawed-off broomstick","the shortened rope was easier to use"
    • adj sawn-off well below average height
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In literature:

It was taken back to Pretoria, three feet were sawn off the muzzle, and a new breech-block provided.
"The Great Boer War" by Arthur Conan Doyle
The pen was then sawn off the strip by the same saw which was used for slitting the pen.
"The Story of the Invention of Steel Pens" by Henry Bore
One sank to the knees in trampled slush among the sawn-off stumps about the shaft-head.
"The Lure of the North" by Harold Bindloss
All riding-oxen's horns should have the tips sawn off.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
This tree was cut down, and the part of the trunk containing the letters was sawn off and sent to Melbourne.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
The heads of the piles are sawn off, and a platform of timber or concrete rests on them.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Then, resting on a scaffolding, it was sawn from the rock, cautiously lowered, and sent off to its new home.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
There stood against the wall, a much-worn wooden chair from which the back had been sawn off close.
"The Golden Shoemaker" by J. W. Keyworth
The waste wood at the end can now be sawn off down to the line.
"The Repairing & Restoration of Violins" by Horace Petherick
Ridges and spines may be cut or sawn off, or removed with the chisel.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Branches or snags that have to be removed should be sawn off quite close to the trunk or larger branch from which they spring.
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
The trees stood blackly out of it, as if sawn off a few feet from the ground.
"A Bed of Roses" by W. L. George
The end of a cask, sawn off to give a depth of about 6 in., makes a very good bath.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
The lower part of the block was sawn off by Fellows, to facilitate transport.
"A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2)" by A. H. Smith
A great tree had once stood there, and had been sawn off close to the ground.
"A Roving Commission" by G. A. Henty
The staves are now sawn off to a uniform length at the bottom, and a groove is cut for the insertion of the bottom.
"Popular Technology; Volume 2" by Edward Hazen
Then, mark where the neck standard is to be sawn off, and also the precise angle, and saw it off.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
I have sawn two planks out of the enclosure of the corral; so soon as you hear me open the door, set off at full speed.
"The Border Rifles" by Gustave Aimard
A log is company, even if it's only a piece of a deck-beam or timber sawn off, and the salt in it makes pretty sparks.
"Wandering Ghosts" by F. Marion Crawford
You will represent the family tree, and its finest limb is not sawn off.
"Sawn Off" by George Manville Fenn