- 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
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...