Definitions

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

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Examples

  • The table was of hand-hewn spruce boards, and the men who played whist had frequent difficulties in drawing home their tricks across the uneven surface.

    THE END OF THE STORY

  • (Settlers Cooper and Greenlaw on what is called the Hill Ranch left two of their dead, 'Little Lillie' and 'Little David,' who rest to-day inside a tiny square of hand-hewn palings)

    Jack and Charmian London's Grave Site

  • Cooper and Greenlaw — on what is called the Hill Ranch they left two of their dead, "Little Lillie" and "Little David," who rest to-day inside a tiny square of hand-hewn palings.

    Jack London's Kohler and Frohling Winery Ruins

  • Back on the main island we visit a dhow boatyard, to see how the craft is constructed, hand-hewn from teak imported from India.

    Richard Bangs: Bahrain: Once Was Paradise, Part 2

  • The original hand-hewn beams and wide floorboards were intact, along with the old windows, distressed doors and wood paneling around the fireplaces.

    Putting Together Cottage's Pieces

  • VHT The six-bedroom main house has hand-hewn beams and hardwood flooring throughout.

    Rustic Hamptons Compound

  • Adam Friedberg for The Wall Street Journal Over the years the barn (shown here, restored) had shifted from its original, hand-hewn English frame and use as a sheep barn (1790) into Yankee dairy barn (1880).

    Farm Restoration

  • Over the years the barn had shifted from its original, hand-hewn English frame and use as a sheep barn (1790) into a Yankee dairy barn (1880).

    Bringing a Farm Back to Life

  • Farm Restoration Adam Friedberg for The Wall Street Journal Over the years the barn had shifted from its original, hand-hewn English frame and use as a sheep barn (1790) into Yankee dairy barn (1880).

    Bringing a Farm Back to Life

  • Since the original frame was still visible within the existing structure, with its hand-hewn timbers clearly distinguishable from the later sawn timbers, they kept that—but they decided to adhere more to the Yankee version of the structure.

    Bringing a Farm Back to Life

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