Sawdust

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Description

Small particles of wood produced by sawing. Sawdust residues are generated in large amounts at sawmills. It is generally used as a fuel, a soft abrasive or for packing, particle boards, fill materials, paper pulp, and sorbents. Sawdust can also be distilled to produce methanol, resins, and sugars.

Sawdust

Synonyms and Related Terms

sciure (Fr.); serrín (Esp.) serrim (Port.); segatura (It.); saw dust; wood dust; fines; powdered wood

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 878
  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • Tom Rowland, Noel Riley, A-Z Guide to Cleaning, Conserving and Repairing Antiques, Constable and Co., Ltd., London, 1981
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998