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Topic: TOOLS

Language: Old English
Origin: sagu

saw

2 noun
     
saw
saw2 [countable]
1TZ a tool that you use for cutting wood. It has a flat blade with an edge cut into many V shapes
2 a short, familiar phrase or sentence that is considered to contain some truth about life [= proverb, saying]:
That reminds me of the old saw about being careful about what you wish for.
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