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Sawed-off   /sɔd-ɔf/   Listen
Sawed-off

adjective
1.
Well below average height.  Synonyms: pint-size, pint-sized, runty, sawn-off.
2.
Cut short.  Synonyms: sawn-off, shortened.  "A sawed-off broomstick" , "The shortened rope was easier to use"



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"Sawed-off" Quotes from Famous Books



... hit the truth as the men who've been brought up in the country. In the first place it comes natural to niggers to be whipped and they don't mind it. In the second place if your tramp did want to take it out on the Colonel why should he be scared by Mose, who was a little bit of a sawed-off cuss that I could lick with one hand tied behind me? You may be able to impress a New York jury with a ham bone and a cheese rind, Mr. Patten, but I can tell you, sir, that a ...
— The Four Pools Mystery • Jean Webster



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