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Not sawer? Is this obsolete or UK/CW or something else? --Connel MacKenzie 19:58, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

  • UK:
    • 1829: John Chapman, Charles William Wason, The Westminster Review
      The sawyers appeared dreadfully alarmed, saying that vengeance would ...
    • 1908: George Unwin, The Gilds and Companies of London
      The carpenters, joiners, and shipwrights who employed the sawyers resisted ...
    • 1971 (?): Henry Mayhew, The Unknown Mayhew
      About one-tenth part of the whole of the sawyers in Great Britain were then located in the metropolis, the number in London being 2978, of whom only 186 ...
    • 2003: Mary Stewart, The Last Enchantment
      We had the oak-woods and the carpenters, and the sawyers’ yards between Caer Camel and the Lake ...
  • India / UK:
    • 1890: Edward Ellis Morris, Henry Gardiner Adams, The Sweet Songsters of Great Britain: With Useful Hints for the Rearing and Management of Cage Birds
      Well, two of the sawyers said they would take us in a boat to Brune Island, which we agreed to. When we got about half-way across the channel they threw my ...
  • USA:
    • 1996: Leora Auslander, Taste and Power: furnishing modern France
      ... done by the sawyers in separate workshops more closely related to wood ...
    • 1996: The Living Wilderness, published by the United States Wilderness Society
      ... trying to buy it in order to save it forever from the sawyers.
  • Australia:
    • 2000: Colleen McCullough, Morgan's Run
      ... that the sawpit needs a shelter to keep the sawyers out of the sun as ...
The quotations are from the 1800s through 2003, so it doesn't seem to be obsolete, but I'm not 100 % sure that this is the sense implied in each of those quotations. I'll check further in a bit. — Beobach972 21:32, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
Alright, I checked them, and added the regions for the books, too. — Beobach972 00:38, 2 June 2007 (UTC)
This also needs to have the insect sense added; and the AHD suggests another sense, about 'snag', that I don't know of offhand. — Beobach972 21:32, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
Does this apply to the insect sense :
  • 1804–1806 (published in this form: 2002): Reuben Gold Thwaites, Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: 1804-1806
    This afternoon the river was croked, rappid and containing more sawyers than we have seen in the same space since we left the entrance of the river Platte.
 ? — Beobach972 00:42, 2 June 2007 (UTC)
Similarly, what sense is used here :
  • 2000: Errol Lincoln Uys, Brazil
  • They were buffeted by free-floating logs; huge sawyers slammed into the rear of their canoes until they gained the calms.
 ? — Beobach972 00:38, 2 June 2007 (UTC)
It's definitely a term in use this search shows it as an occupation title used by the U.S. government: head sawyers & more. Also, there's something called a sawyer beetle that apparently enjoys trees as food (also pine sawyers). It's not in great and all-knowing wikipedia yet for anyone looking to add an article to their resume. I'm blocked from Wikipedia, so it won't be me.--Halliburton Shill 12:41, 2 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Struck. RfV passed. bd2412 T 15:52, 14 July 2007 (UTC)