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handsaw

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Probably an alteration of heronshaw (a heron), in the phrase know a hawk from a handsaw.

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handsaw

Overview page.

Probably an alteration of heronshaw (a heron), in the phrase know a hawk from a handsaw.

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handsaw

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 8 words.

A saw that can be operated manually.

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handsaw

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 17 words.

probably an alteration of heronshaw (a heron), in the phrase know a hawk from a handsaw.

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handsaw <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 7 words.

ˈandsɔ:, =

sp handsaw1, hand-saw1

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‘A Hawk from a Handsaw’: a New Contextualization

Bill Angus.

in Notes and Queries

March 2009; p ublished online March 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Linguistics; Literature. 1892 words.

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fillet saw

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 5 words.

A small hand-saw.

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panel saw

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 15 words.

A small handsaw, with short narrow-gauge cutting teeth, used for making precise cuts.

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singing saw

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 42 words.

Ordinary handsaw held between player's knees and played on by a vn. bow (or, more rarely, struck with a drumstick);

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singing saw

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

Edited by Tim Rutherford-Johnson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 42 words.

Ordinary handsaw held between player's knees and played on by a violin bow (or, more rarely, struck with a drumstick);

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carpentry: sawing tools

in Visual English Dictionary

January 2004; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 176 words.

handsaw compass saw coping saw hacksaw hand mitre saw electric mitre saw circular saw circular saw blade jigsaw table saw

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