sawdust

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de Jong Sawdust & Shavings, Lake Stevens, Washington, seen from Centennial Trail.

Etymology[edit]

saw +‎ dust

Noun[edit]

sawdust (usually uncountable, plural sawdusts)

  1. The fine particles (dust) of wood created by sawing.

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Verb[edit]

sawdust (third-person singular simple present sawdusts, present participle sawdusting, simple past and past participle sawdusted)

  1. To sprinkle with sawdust.
    • Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit
      [] the raking out of yesterday's fire, the kindling of to-day's under the collegiate boiler, the filling of that Spartan vessel at the pump, the sweeping and sawdusting of the common room, and other such preparations.