How to use Sawn in a sentence
The heads of the piles are sawn off, and a platform of timber or concrete rests on them.
A load of sawn or hewn timber contains 50 cub.
The vessel may be a flower-pot sawn in two, so that the halves may be bound together when used, or it may be a flower-pot or box with a side slit which will admit the shoot; this vessel is to be filled compactly with suitable porous earth, the opening at the slit being stopped by pieces of slate or tile.
A balk is a log hewn or sawn to a square section, and varying in size from I 1 to 18 in.
In all cases the bricks have been made, the stone quarried and dressed, the timber sawn, the iron cast, forged and wrought by the prisoners.Advertisement
The sal tree yields the most important timber; the finest logs are cut in the Khairagarh jungles and floated down the Gogra to Bahramghat, where they are sawn.
Throughout the Ukraine the Polish gentry were hunted down, flayed and burnt alive, blinded and sawn asunder.
The oratories were of the same form and material, but the larger churches and kingly banqueting halls were rectangular and made of sawn boards.
Another, equally idiotic piece, involved someone having his arms and legs sawn off by a sadistic one-armed lunatic.
By the end of the 19th century sawn lath produced by machinery was also much in evidence.Advertisement
Post mortem examination revealed cause of death to be bowel perforation by a sharp sawn section of ox vertebra.
To start with you need to use treated sawn timber from a builders merchant.
It's a more complicated sawing process than plain sawn.
Quarter sawn wood is very durable and is known for its resistance to water.
In many pieces of Amish furniture, especially for pieces made of white oak, craftsmen use lumber that is quarter sawn rather than plain sawn.Advertisement
His wood yard is full of trees sawn into planks by local sawmills for air drying.
The Giannis D set sail from Croatia with a cargo of sawn softwood destined for Jeddah.
The Indonesian experience shows that moving from sawn timber to finished wood products is a slow process.
Below the mosaics the walls and arches are covered with rare marbles, porphyries and alabaster from ancient columns sawn into slices and so arranged in broad bands as to produce a rich gamut of colour.
This includes cleft or riven fencing, and mortised fencing using sawn rails.Advertisement
An oaky wine will usually taste and smell of freshly sawn wood, or may have sweet vanilla flavors.
The coffins were broke open with pickaxes or sawn asunder, and the bones were scattered.
The robberies were carried out in a clinical, ruthless fashion, using revolvers and sawn off shotguns.
The two lines of posts are the remains of the original SER canopy struts which were literally sawn off.
But I unveiled the mystery by promising one sequin to a peasant woman if she could find out who had sawn the plank.Advertisement
They either create their items with plain sawn or quarter sawn.
Plain sawn wood is made with a technique that creates a long, open grain effect.
The surface of plain sawn wood has a texture to it and it is normally used for flat surfaces, like the seats of chairs.
Quarter sawn wood is used for most other types of Amish furniture.
The larger trees are sawn up into planks and battens, much used for the purposes of the builder, especially for flooring, joists and rafters.
The sawn timber is inferior to that of P. excelsa, besides being of a smaller size.
Sculptured panels, with conventional motives, peacocks, eagles devouring hares, peacocks drinking from a cup on a tall pillar, are let into both exterior and interior walls, as are roundels of precious marbles, sawn from columns of porphyry, serpentine, verd antique, &c. The adoption of veneer for decoration prohibited any deep cutting, and almost all the sculpture is shallow.
The rock on the surface is as hard as flint, but underneath it gradually softens and furnishes an admirable stone for building which can be sawn into blocks of any size, hardening on exposure to the atmosphere.
Their axes were made of tough stones, sawn from the block and ground to the fitting shape.
Throughout the Ukraine the gentry were hunted down, flayed, burnt, blinded and sawn asunder.
Numerous smaller canals bring Ottawa into connexion with Lake Champlain and the Hudson river via Montreal; by this route the logs and sawn lumber of Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick find their destination.
The Black Forest produces excellent timber, which is partly sawn in the valleys and partly exported down the Rhine in logs.
Timber is now generally sawn into marketable sizes in the country of its growth, and shipped as scantling timber.