saw wood

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saw wood (third-person singular simple present saws wood, present participle sawing wood, simple past sawed wood, past participle sawed wood or sawn wood)

  1. (idiomatic) To snore loudly.
    • 1998 Jan. 23, Diane Chang, "Monsignor Kekumano is now in heaven," Honolulu Star-Bulletin:
      Monsignor Charles Kekumano, 78, was snoring loudly in his bed. Every so often, he would stop sawing wood—and break into the delightfully mischievous grin that made him so famous.
    • 2009, Elizabeth Haydon, The Dragon's Lair, →ISBN, p. 125 (Google preview):
      "You keep all of Mouse Lodge awake sawing wood every night. You're a fine one to complain about someone else snoring."




  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.