Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A past participle of hew.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Felled, cut, or shaped as with an ax; roughly squared.
  • adjective Roughly dressed as with a hammer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Made or crafted by cutting, whittling down.
  • adjective Of something that has been cut or mowed down.
  • verb Past participle of hew

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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Examples

  • Images came in every day of some ashen soul being carried out of the crush, as if they were just chisel-hewn from the concrete — dusty and a bit broken of course, but still alive with a thumbs up for the camera as they go by.

    Like Hell Needs A Heat Wave...

  • Pipe was laid, glass was sealed into the window slots, granite was hewn from a Vermont mountain and shipped all the way to its kitchen counters.

    Misleading Indicator

  • He has brought me a small bird hewn from a piece of cypress.

    The Tombwatcher's Tale

  • Every evening, at dusk, a statuesque semi-naked Fijian played on a huge drum, hewn from the trunk of an enormous coconut palm, which was the announcement that dinner was served.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Pipe was laid, glass was sealed into the window slots, granite was hewn from a Vermont mountain and shipped all the way to its kitchen counters.

    Misleading Indicator

  • Images came in every day of some ashen soul being carried out of the crush, as if they were just chisel-hewn from the concrete — dusty and a bit broken of course, but still alive with a thumbs up for the camera as they go by.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • Pipe was laid, glass was sealed into the window slots, granite was hewn from a Vermont mountain and shipped all the way to its kitchen counters.

    Misleading Indicator

  • During my recent visit, Ali, a local artisan, demonstrated his trade for me — weaving rugs on a loom built by his grandfather, working in a room hewn from the limestone cliffs by a more distant ancestor.

    Turkish Bath

  • During my recent visit, Ali, a local artisan, demonstrated his trade for me — weaving rugs on a loom built by his grandfather, working in a room hewn from the limestone cliffs by a more distant ancestor.

    Turkish Bath

  • Concepts, characters, subplots and themes are wildly thrown into the mix like drunken punches and then abandoned, never to be seen again: A whole city 'hewn from the giant trees of a great forest'!

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