Sentence Examples


  • Of furniture, and high prices are often given for the gnarled and knotted portions of slowly-grown trees, to be sawn into veneers.
  • Sculptured panels, with conventional motives, peacocks, eagles devouring hares, peacocks drinking from a cup on a tall pillar, are let into both exterior and interior walls, as are roundels of precious marbles, sawn from columns of porphyry, serpentine, verd antique, &c. The adoption of veneer for decoration prohibited any deep cutting, and almost all the sculpture is shallow.
  • The heads of the piles are sawn off, and a platform of timber or concrete rests on them.
  • Wide, and four storeys high; its outer walls are faced with sawn freestone.
  • The oratories were of the same form and material, but the larger churches and kingly banqueting halls were rectangular and made of sawn boards.