• WordNet 3.6
    • n sawyer any of several beetles whose larvae bore holes in dead or dying trees especially conifers
    • n sawyer one who is employed to saw wood
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: First novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer
    • Sawyer A tree which has fallen into a stream so that its branches project above the surface, rising and falling with a rocking or swaying motion in the current.
    • Sawyer One whose occupation is to saw timber into planks or boards, or to saw wood for fuel; a sawer.
    • Sawyer (Zoöl) The bowfin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Mark Twain was the first to have written a novel [Tom Sawyer] on a typewriter.
    • n sawyer One whose employment is the sawing of timber into planks or boards, or the sawing of wood for fuel.
    • n sawyer A tree swept along by the current of a river with its branches above water, or, more commonly, a stranded tree, continually raised and depressed by the force of the current (whence the name). The sawyers in the Missouri and the Mississippi are a danger to navigation, and frequently sink boats which collide with them.
    • n sawyer See top-sawyer.
    • n sawyer In entomology, any wood-boring larva, especially of a longicorn beetle, as Oncideres cingulatus, which cuts off twigs and small branches; a girdler. The orange sawyer is the larva of Elaphidion inerme. See cuts under hickory-girdler and Elaphidion.
    • n sawyer The bowfin, a fish. See Amia, and cut under Amiidæ.
    • n sawyer In New Zealand, a large wingless locustid, Deinacrida heteracantha or D. megacephala. Called by the natives weta-punga or weta.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Samuel Clemens, the creator of the adventuresome Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, took "Mark Twain" as his pen name. This was not because he WAS a riverboat captain, but because he once wanted very badly to be one.
    • Sawyer one who saws timber: a stranded tree in a river in America: any wood-boring larva: the bowfin fish
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Saw, + -yer, as in lawyer. Cf. Sawer
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. saga; Ger. säge.


In literature:

J. C. Holbrook, D.D., 5; Mrs. Carolyn A. Sawyer, 1.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 3, September, 1898" by Various
Henry E. Sawyer, A.M., Mrs. Helen M. Sawyer.
"The American Missionary--Volume 49, No. 02, February, 1895" by Various
He was Tom Sawyer grown up; and for a raft on the Mississippi substitute a seagoing yacht.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
We are to keep close together until we get through Sawyer.
"Ralph Gurney's Oil Speculation" by James Otis
He also made observations on his sawyers at the same time and in the same manner.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Mr. Thomas Sawyer, 80 acres in Orford.
"The History of Dartmouth College" by Baxter Perry Smith
He's top-sawyer as far as those things go.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
For already the Sawyers were about as great a burden as Elmbrook could shoulder.
"Treasure Valley" by Marian Keith
As they entered the front room Captain Sawyer looked up from his desk, where he had been checking up some reports.
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
As there was a spare bedroom in the cottage, the least we could do was to put it at Mr. Sawyer's disposal if he cared to make use of it.
"The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2" by Various
In 1892 the work done by Mrs. Sarah Hardin Sawyer resulted in the admission of women to Wesleyan College in Winchester.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
The stream was broad and deep, but it had its snags, its "sawyers" like the Mississippi, and its dangerous shoals and shallow places.
"Up the Forked River" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
And wouldn't the sawyer look?
"Walter Pieterse" by Multatuli
The sawyers and the other workmen were overdoing their unconcern.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
I didn't see no di'monds, and I told Tom Sawyer so.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
And I'll go to that new mission chapel over in the town every Sunday after this, as sure's my name is Sawyer!
"The Galaxy, April, 1877" by Various
Sawyer will have to pay about a ten-case note for broken furniture, and I suppose you'll want to pay this poor coke dip's fine.
"Young Wallingford" by George Randolph Chester
He had the snow dug away around them and lowered his sawyers down to the base of the trees.
"The Marvelous Exploits of Paul Bunyan" by W. B. Laughead
Why this undying hatred to Sawyer, my dear Arthur?
"Faith and Unfaith" by Duchess
We all know how Tom Sawyer got his fence painted.
"The Library and Society" by Various

In poetry:

In short, to be exact and blunt,
In his own estimation
He's "out and out" the head and front
Top-sawyer of creation!
"Billy Vickers" by Henry Kendall
Judge Sawyer, whom in vain the people tried
To push from power, here is laid aside.
Death only from the bench could ever start
The sluggish load of his immortal part.
"A Wreath Of Immortelles" by Ambrose Bierce
But where was he? still speeding fast,
Over the frozen stream he pass’d,
They watched his flying form until
They lost it over Sawyer's Hill,
Nor saw it more, the people swore
The like they'd never seen before.
"The Demon Snow-Shoes (A Legend of Kiandra)" by Barcroft Henry Boake
For a man is a man who can "sharpen" and "set",
And he is the only thing masculine yet
According to sawyer and splitter —
Or rather according to Wollombi Jim;
And nothing will tempt me to differ from him,
For Jim is a bit of a hitter.
"Jim the Splitter" by Henry Kendall

In news:

To support the community's 2013 The Year of the River theme, The Big Read selection is "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain.
0Students received hands-on experience at Sawyer Internaional Airport.
Sawyer's elevation means that, with Katie Couric, two of the three leading anchors for the broadcast networks will be women.
Brancamp Chad and Kelly Brancamp of Golden Valley announce the birth of their son, Sawyer Sweeney Brancamp, Sunday, Aug 5, 2012.
Sawyer has a brother, Flynn, 3.
Diagnosed with autism at age 3, Sawyer's dogs have opened up a world of possibility to him that seemed like a distant dream before.
Beef worker sues Diane Sawyer, Jamie Oliver over "pink slime".
Anna Faris helps celebrate Connie Sawyer's 100th birthday at MPTF gala.
The chores of having a pet give Sawyer Hamilton responsibilities that help 'pull him out of his own little world'.
Was Diane Sawyer Drinking Last Night.
Dugard discusses hope and captivity with Sawyer.
The men are sawyers — certified to use chain saw s.
The Sawyer family house in the flick has since been moved to grounds of the Antlers Hotel in Kingsland, TX where it's now a restaurant.
Sean Sawyers was the two game high qualifier with games of 235-206 and a 50 handicap for a 491 total.
There was no point taking any risks, and Sawyer was simply looking out for Dawson 's best interest.

In science:

In this paper we are proving that Sawyer type condition for boundedness work for the two weight estimates of individual Haar multipliers, as well as for the Haar shift and other “well localized” operators.
Two weight inequalities for individual Haar multipliers and other well localized operators
Conditions where the boundedness of an operator follows from its boundedness on special test functions as above are called “Sawyer type conditions”, after E.
Two weight inequalities for individual Haar multipliers and other well localized operators
Sawyer, who proved in [S1] that such condition is necessary and sufficient for two weight estimates of the maximal function (only one condition is needed there).
Two weight inequalities for individual Haar multipliers and other well localized operators
After that there were quite a few results that Sawyer type conditions are sufficient for the boundedness of (clearly they are necessary) of different classes of integral operators with positive kernels.
Two weight inequalities for individual Haar multipliers and other well localized operators
Sawyer type results for well localized operators.
Two weight inequalities for individual Haar multipliers and other well localized operators
Sawyer, A characterization of two weight norm inequality for fractional and Poisson integrals.
Two weight inequalities for individual Haar multipliers and other well localized operators
Sawyer, S (1979): A limit theorem for patch sizes in a selectively-neutral migration model. J.
Rescaled Lotka-Volterra Models Converge to Super Stable Processes
Sawyer, Embedding and multiplier theorems for H p (Rn ), Mem.
Endpoint maximal and smoothing estimates for Schroedinger equations
Ramu Ramachandran, Lee Sawyer, Ray Sterling and Steve Wells for useful comments.
Dynamics of the Aharonov-Bohm effect
Sawyer-type testing conditions, which we recall below.
Sharp weighted bounds for fractional integral operators in a space of homogeneous type
Both Stein and Sawyer give useful results concerning maximal inequalities for Orlicz spaces.
Multivariable averaging on sparse sets
For the first family of operators the weights used can be either Sawyer’s one-sided A+ p weights or Muckenhoupt’s Ap weights according to that the differential operators in consideration are one-sided or symmetric.
Weighted variation inequalities for differential operators and singular integrals
Sawyer characterized the weights w on Z for which M + is bounded on ℓp (Z, w) with 1 < p < ∞, and maps ℓ1 (Z, w) into ℓ1,∞ (Z, w).
Weighted variation inequalities for differential operators and singular integrals
It is thus natural to wonder whether Sawyer’s weighted inequalities hold for VqA+ in place of M + .
Weighted variation inequalities for differential operators and singular integrals
Sawyer’s result is the one-sided analogue of Muckenhoupt’s celebrated characterization of Ap weights for the symmetric Hardy-Littlewood maximal function.
Weighted variation inequalities for differential operators and singular integrals