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- n. One who hews (especially one who chops wood with an axe).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who hews.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who hews.
- n. Specifically— In coal-mining, the miner who cuts the coal.
- n. In lumbering, one who uses a heavy broadax in squaring timber.
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- n. a person who hews
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"I suppose I'm what the Bible calls a hewer of wood and a drawer of water," he would say to himself; for hardly less onerous than the task of keeping the fire in fuel was that of keeping well filled the two water-barrels that stood on either side of the door -- one for the thirsty shantymen, the other for Baptiste's culinary needs.
"hewer," who with his huge, broad axe made square the "stick," as the great piece of timber is called.
Gideon or Gedeon (Hebrew "hewer"), also called JEROBAAL (Judges, vi,
And in the end he became a hewer of wood and drawer of water at the beck and call of Moosu.
And in the end he became a hewer of wood and drawer of water at the beck and call of
Being but a hewer of wood and drawer of water, she is rheumatic.
Parload is a famous man now, a great figure in a great time, his work upon intersecting radiations has broadened the intellectual horizon of mankind for ever, and I, who am at best a hewer of intellectual wood, a drawer of living water, can smile, and he can smile, to think how I patronized and posed and jabbered over him in the darkness of those early days.
Gazette; a barrister maybe, whose name will be famous some day: a hewer of marble perhaps: a surgeon whose patients have not come yet; and one or two men about town who like this queer assembly better than haunts much more splendid.
Your little ones, your wives, and thy stranger that is in thy camp, from the hewer of thy wood unto the drawer of thy water:
But the present task was hateful to him; for any big-armed yokel, or common wood-hewer, might have done as much as he could do, and perhaps more, at it, and could have taken the same wage over it.