sawmill

Part of speech: noun

a large sawing machine

Part of speech: noun

An establishment for sawing logs into lumber.

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Usage examples "sawmill":

  1. He turned north past the sawmill and the hospital and took the river trail along the precipitous bluffs at the base of Moosehide Mountain. - "Smoke Bellew", Jack London.
  2. We have piled up beams and stringers ahead of contract, and sold a number of logs a snow- slide brought us at a good profit, ready for floating down to a new sawmill in the valley. - "Lorimer of the Northwest", Harold Bindloss.
  3. Every mornin' when the dew stood in beads on his net he told Ant Red they was tears he shed about her troubles, and she run up and down and all around, talkin' like a sawmill, but keepin' just off the web. - "Old Caravan Days", Mary Hartwell Catherwood.