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sawdust

[saw-duhst] /ˈsɔˌdʌst/
noun
1.
small particles of wood produced in sawing.
Origin of sawdust
1520-1530
1520-30; saw1 + dust
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  • Before the FDA started cracking down, grocers might stretch your coffee with other kinds of beans, your flour with sawdust.

  • Today Maddow concedes that occasionally she must come down off her trapeze and strut in the sawdust with the rest of the circus.

British Dictionary definitions for sawdust

sawdust

/ˈsɔːˌdʌst/
noun
1.
particles of wood formed by sawing
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Word Origin and History for sawdust
n.

1520s, from saw (n.1) + dust (n.).

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