The saws are sawing wood, But wood is also sawing the saws...The wood sawn into boards is fashioned into furniture. Saws just break and are discarded.
Stuart: We don't do hammers, or nails, or saws. Out of the Closet, Into the Fire [2.01]
Sure if they cannot cut, it may be said His saws are toothless, and his hatchets lead.Alexander Pope
I marvel’d how Man, by his GOD-sent wit, Thus tam’d the salamander Element And loos’d the Metal in the mountain pent To make us saws, and Shears, and useful Plows, Swords for our hands, and Helmets for our brows, The surgeon’s Scalpel, vehicle of Health, And all our humble Tools for gaining wealth . . . :;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:; ”De Arte Munificente,” Seventeenth centuryjohn brunner
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