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  • v  make or shape as with an axe
  • v  strike with an axe; cut down, strike
  • s  cut or shaped with hard blows of a heavy cutting instrument like an ax or chisel
    a house built of hewn logs
    rough-hewn stone
    a path hewn through the underbrush

  • Appearing to have been hewn from solid blocks of mediocrity, the Imperial LeBaron two-door is memorable for having some of the longest fenders in history.
  • While people think of Murdoch as rough-hewn and self-made, which in many ways he is, his background is gilded: he studied at Oxford and inherited his first newspaper.
  • The 23-tonne statue, more than 7 m high, hewn in the image of the pharaohs who had governed Egypt centuries earlier, was of Ptolemy II Philadelphus, a Greek colonizer who ruled .
News & Articles

  • Orion band spotlight: Japandroids
    The critically beloved Vancouver duo will bring its catchy, rough-hewn garage rock to the Orion Music + More festival.
    June 14, 2013 - Detroit Free Press
  • Faith Lift – welcome home
    I’ve just returned from a long weekend vacation at a place that when you arrive you are greeted with a rough hewn wooden sign that says, “Welcome Home.”
    June 9, 2013 - Baytown Sun

  • Zahi Hawass in AFP
    The mission found dozens of mummies in 53 rock-hewn tombs dating to the Middle Kingdomfrom 2061-1786 BC, Zahi Hawass told AFP.
  • Mike Huckabee in International Herald Tribune
    What a journey, a journey of a lifetime,Huckabee said. "It is not lost on me where I started. The prophet Isaiah said, and I've quoted it often, 'Look to the rock from which you were hewn, the quarry from which you were dug.' "
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne in guardian.co.uk
    Nathaniel Hawthorne commented that his novels "precisely suit my taste; solid, substantial, written on strength of beef and through inspiration of ale, and just as real as if some giant had hewn a great lump out of the earth and put it under a glass...

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