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Sawdust filled doll
MFA# 2000.971


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.


Synonyms and Related Terms

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

Resources and Citations

  • 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