hand-hewn hand-hewn

Definition(s):

  • (adj) cut or shaped with hard blows of a heavy cutting instrument like an ax or chisel

Usage(s):

  1. It is also an original and winning statement of a hand-hewn personal philosophy.
  2. They are not--I think, unless someone was very handy--hand-hewn canoes someone might have carved or lashed together on an island.
  3. Once it was a farmhouse, a great Federal affair of brick and hand-hewn oak that majestically held a Pennsylvania knoll just west of Philadelphia.

News

  • Munson: Iowa bridge could gain an older 'sister' in China

    Glenna Finney stood at the mouth of the Roseman Covered Bridge here - a bridge hand-hewn from timber in 1883 with the sweat and axes of local farmers - and sounded both honored and flabbergasted by the proposal from Ren Haifeng, a fellow tourism official from the other side of the globe.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Des Moines Register

Quotes

  • "Mom really chose the palettes and most of the techniques herself," says Todd. "We all love the same materials, such as natural hand-hewn textures and custom-made everything, so it was easy for us to work together."
    on Jul 2, 2007 By: Todd Oldham Source: Dallas Morning News

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