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 Saw.Sawny or Sandy. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sawdust Parlance (In).
 
Circus parlance. Of course, the allusion is to the custom of sifting sawdust over the arena to prevent the horses from slipping.   1
 


 Saw.Sawny or Sandy. 

 
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