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Sweep-saw

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sweep-saw A bow-saw.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sweep-saw A saw with a thin blade in a frame or bow, capable of cutting in a sweep or curve; a bow-saw or turning-saw.
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Usage

In literature:

As she took in the sweep of country her gaze concentrated upon the moving objects she saw in it.
"The Dude Wrangler" by Caroline Lockhart
As I watched, I saw something rise out of this gloom and sweep down the dim road.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
He saw a quiver of pain sweep over her features, and the thin lips began to stir.
"The Old Countess; or, The Two Proposals" by Ann S. Stephens
Hilary saw a flush of red sweep like a wave up to his forehead, and the mild blue eyes turned hard like glinting blue pebbles.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
Peering closer, he saw that actually he was sweeping in toward it.
"Satellite System" by Horace Brown Fyfe
Then in the blur I saw horror sweep his expression.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
We saw afterwards by its tracks that it had inspected all the heaps of sweepings round the ship.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
He saw the mob of creatures, in a bedlam of noise, sweep under the fence that had for so long kept them back.
"Hawk Carse" by Anthony Gilmore
But the gust of pain and disappointment which he saw sweep over Agnes' face set him back with a sudden wrench.
"Claim Number One" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Then he saw the white gown sweeping down toward him, felt the crash of a soft body against his, and staggered back.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
Uncle Mo really saw no substantial reason why this beautiful vision should not sweep Dolly upstairs, if it pleased her.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
He glanced across and saw that her eyes were sweeping past Katal'halee to the small cabin.
"Before Egypt" by E. K. Jarvis
But at a great distance they saw the tornado sweeping up into the mountains.
"The Campaign of the Jungle" by Edward Stratemeyer
Yesterday I saw that man again, my boy, and I gave him a five-cent note in consideration of his great ability in sweeping a street-crossing.
"The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 3" by Robert H. Newell
Then he saw the MTB making a sweeping turn at the northern tip of the island.
"The Pirates of Shan" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Captain Ichabod saw the strange raft sweep toward the strand.
"When the Cock Crows" by Waldron Baily
And they sat up and saw the soldiers sweeping the moor.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
But all this he saw with one sweeping glance.
"The Boy Scouts in the Blue Ridge" by Herbert Carter
He looked out at the window and saw her sweep past towards the market-place.
"Mary" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
It must have been near midnight when Yorimasa saw a thick black cloud sweep down and settle on the roof of the Palace.
"Warriors of Old Japan and Other Stories" by Yei Theodora Ozaki
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In poetry:

I saw sweep out of the unknown
A worthy sunlit bark, alone,
By eddies dallied and then thrown
Down with Life's stream.
"Biographia" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
I saw a boat sweep round the rock,
Rowed with a steady grace;
I saw the fisher's manly form,
His brown and handsome face.
"The Knight Of Normandy" by Marietta Holley
Come you, from free sweep across the spaces,
To the irksome bounds of mortal law,
From the all-embracing Vision, to some face’s
Look that never saw?
"All Saints" by Edith Wharton
With graceful sweep their girdles fell,
Then in the days of old.
The ladies' side-hair, with a swell,
Like scorpion's tail, rose bold.
Such, if I saw them in these days,
I'd follow with admiring gaze.
"In Praise Of" by Confucius
Sudden as winds that madd'ning sweep
The foaming surface of the deep,
Vast treasures, trusted to the wave,
Were buried in the billowy grave!
Our Merchant, late of boundless store,
Saw Famine hasting to his door.
"Beauty And The Beast" by Charles Lamb
They saw but as they came sweeping onward, wave on wave,
The Rifles on the slope and the guns along the height,
But on the hollow hill, the bravest of the brave,
Grim and stern and still, waited eager for the fight.
"Basaco" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Cedar Shoals came, saw and conquered Tuesday night by sweeping Rockdale on its home court.
The years after the American Civil War saw many changes sweep the country as railroads and steamships connected Americans and brought new opportunities to many.
Maryville showed off its hitting ability in a weekend sweep that saw the Scots rake in 30 hits in two games, and it wasn't a one-time fling.
I saw lots of outstanding color from traditional plantings such as these sweeping monochrome beds of tulips paired with flowering cherry trees at Keukenhof Gardens.
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