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Tenant saw

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tenant saw See Tenon saw, under Tenon.
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Usage

In literature:

Cutler saw tenants break, and houses fall, For very want; he could not build a wall.
"Essay on Man Moral Essays and Satires" by Alexander Pope
Why, Sir, the person who saw you at the play, was a tenant of Mr. John Harlowe.
"Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
Some tenants never saw anything; but others would not stay out the first month's tenancy.
"Carnacki, The Ghost Finder" by William Hope Hodgson
Cutler saw tenants break, and houses fall.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Opening this softly, she looked in, and saw a row of narrow pallet beds down each side of the room, and every bed was tenanted.
"In the Days of Chivalry" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Mr. Smith, a tenant of the Duke of Portland, saw Mary Squires in his cowhouse on December 15, 1752.
"Historical Mysteries" by Andrew Lang
A tenant who came out saw that she was ill, and helped her into the hall.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
You saw the split in the back, through which the former tenant left the abode.
"Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children" by W. Houghton
And the old dame came out too; and when she saw Sir John, she curtsied very low, for she was a tenant of his.
"The Water-Babies" by Charles Kingsley
The attendant saw at once that the man did not belong to the class which paid social visits to tenants in the Astruria.
"The Third Degree" by Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
They saw every tenant on the property; and, indeed, they were not over numerous.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
Instead, the door was suddenly opened wider and he saw the tenant of the room on the threshold.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
None saw a little party turning into a lane which led to the back of the villa tenanted by Monsieur Pochard's married sister.
"The Day of Wrath" by Louis Tracy
She saw through the opening of the door into the rooms of the opposite tenant, who had also thrown his door wide to greet the spring.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
On learning, in a direct manner, Lord Dudley's decision, I saw that it was hopeless to approach him in the character of a tenant.
"The Mapleson Memoirs, vol I" by James H. Mapleson
And the old dame came out too; and when she saw Sir John, she curtsied very low, for she was a tenant of his.
"The Water-Babies" by Charles Kingsley
On a bench beside the door of the single tenanted cabin a man was sitting, and she saw him stand to answer her hand-wave.
"The Real Man" by Francis Lynde
A tenant who came out saw that she was ill, and helped her into the hall.
"Out of Mulberry Street" by Jacob A. Riis
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In poetry:

One day when a cab drove to th' gate,
Th' new tenant stept aght, an his wife,
(An tawk abaat fashion an state!
Yo ne'er saw sich a spreead i' yor life.)
"To Let" by John Hartley