Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


It appeared that “Flintergill” had been sawing off the bough on which he was standing.

Its rider was swaying in the saddle; swaying with white, tense face and sawing hands.

The men roll it on skids, and the work of sawing oars is commenced.

He was roused by the sound of sawing and hammering from the tool house.

Some were for pumping up water, some for sawing logs, and some for grinding grain.

While the boys whispered together, the sound of sawing continued.

Yes, and perhaps we were mistaken about the sawing of the ladder, too!

And, as if to dismiss the subject, Peter got up from his basket and resumed his sawing.

A notch, channel or slit made in any material by cutting or sawing.

In sawing, the wood may be held either in the vise or on the bench-hook.