rock saw

rock saw

[′räk ‚sȯ]
(mining engineering)
A type of mechanical miner that is used to remove large blocks of material; cuts narrow slots or channels by the action of a moving steel band or blade and a slurry of abrasive particles (sometimes diamonds) rather than teeth; small flame jets are also used.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Last summer, Northern Rock saw the first run on a UK bank since early last century, with account-holders queuing outside branches to withdraw their savings.
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The University of Arkansas at Little Rock saw the sharpest decline in enrollment, dropping 5.6 percent to 11,681 students.
The home side could have scored again on 41 minutes when a good run by Rock saw him beat three Chesham players before squaring the ball to Bembow, whose shot was blocked, Three minutes later, though, Bembow made it 2-0 after he rounded the Chesham goalkeeper Shane Gore and fired into the empty net.
Seal Rock saw too much daylight early and, not beaten far, is now ready for a return to this trip and ground.
Doubles from Paul Siddle and David Rock saw Leadgate get back to winning ways in Division Three as they put four without reply past Stanley Masons Arms.
Their heavy, blues driven rock saw Lizzy produce a number of hit singles, and lay down a template that would be followed by countless others, most notably proving a heavy influence on metal gods Metallica.
Let There Be Rock saw him up the ante even more with a howling solo.
London media group Square Rock saw the appeal in the ECHO and, after getting the blessing of Cilla's family, got in touch with sculptor Laura Lian, who is working on a statue of John Lennon planned for New York.
The rock saw very effectively cut concrete and did not require water while in operation, eliminating one logistical consideration.