small particles of wood produced in sawing.

1520–30; saw1 + dust Unabridged
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sawdust (ˈsɔːˌdʌst)
particles of wood formed by sawing

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Example sentences
Near the base of one maple, she found a beetle sprinkled with sawdust, its head
  submerged in a dime-size hole in the tree's trunk.
On wide stone staircases there are inexplicable drifts of chunky sawdust, as if
  someone has been chain-sawing the banisters.
Packed with sawdust in the thick-walled, partially buried building, the blocks
  would stay frozen well into summer.
Around its base was piled sawdust, held in place by heavy planks nailed to the
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