Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as rock-cut.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Its rock-hewn churches date from the 12th century and are not to be missed.

    Time travellers

  • When I visited the rock-hewn churches at Lalibela last week, I had in my pocket a letter written by the children who attend an after-school program at First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, Connecticut and illustrated by one particularly talented artist there, William Ng.

    Christine Negroni: At Christmas, Can We Carve A Better World?

  • And I, the Aryan master in old Egypt, have myself builded my two burial places -- the one a false and mighty pyramid to which a generation of slaves could attest; the other humble, meagre, secret, rock-hewn in a desert valley by slaves who died immediately their work was done ....

    Chapter 21

  • And I wonder me here in Folsom, while democracy dreams its enchantments o'er the twentieth century world, whether there, in the rock-hewn crypt of that secret, desert valley, the bones still abide that once were mine and that stiffened my animated body when I was an Aryan master high-stomached to command.

    Chapter 21

  • After the wedding we headed up with Adi, her new husband Samuel, and her brother (who kindly drove us up in a UN car) and sister to see some of the famous rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.

    Family reunion in Addis! « Cameroon

  • A luxury resort tucked into a private canyon on a 150-acre site marked by ancient oaks, majestic hills, a rock-hewn stream and private lake.

    Estee Stanley: Not Impressed

  • It's curious that you, at my first reading of your posts, never discuss Joseph of Arimathea who appears in all four Gospel accounts of Jesus' death and his gift of the rock-hewn tomb for the burial.

    Review of Doubting Jesus' Resurrection

  • Because of the expense associated with hewing a burial cave out of bedrock...only upper class and upper-middle class Jerusalemites could afford rock-hewn tombs.

    Review of Doubting Jesus' Resurrection

  • The best and most logical answer seems to be that Jesus was buried in a rock-hewn tomb in place of the traditional ground/dirt.

    Review of Doubting Jesus' Resurrection

  • However, not only does the evidence suggest a ground burial more likely, but, counterintuitively, a ground burial actually makes better sense of the way in which a rock-hewn tomb burial legend came about in the first gospel the Gospel of Mark.

    Review of Doubting Jesus' Resurrection

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