When he saw he was to get neither, he hunched his lame hip; scratched his head, balanced the sawbuck, and shuffled away.
"Here's your ten and costs," says Pinckney, tossing him a sawbuck.
A man who was humped over a sawbuck in a nearby yard straightened up and began to pay strict attention.
They drove a pack-horse, their supplies loaded on a sawbuck saddle with kyacks.
The sawbuck followed it, the cinch flying high so that it should go clear.
And she was still sitting as she had fallen when Jim, the Indian, came for the sawbuck.
As in the case of the riding saddle, the sawbuck pack saddle should be supplied with the double cinch.
"He no dead," Jim said, lifting the sawbuck and easing it on his shoulder.
The device is in shape much like an old-fashioned “sawbuck,” with the lower rounds between the legs omitted.
But if you'll come along and make any affidavits that we may need, I'll give you a sawbuck.
"ten-dollar bill," American English slang, 1850, from resemblance of X (Roman numeral 10) to the ends of a sawhorse. Sawbuck in the sense of "sawhorse" is attested only from 1862 but presumably is older (see saw (n.1)).
A ten-dollar bill; ten dollars
[1850+; fr the resemblance of the Roman numeral X to the ends of a sawhorse]