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  • adj. Not hewn.

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  • adj. (of stone especially) not given a finished form by or as if by hewing


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un- +‎ hewn


  • Fetichism of the African, by the simplest and most shapeless objects, such as unhewn blocks of stone and by simple pillars or pieces of wood.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • Back then, perhaps, the trees grew more thickly in the altitudes, unhewn and unfired.


  • Through the crevices in the planks he caught a view of unhewn slabs and blocks of stone roughly cemented together, which passers-by might still have seen there ten years ago.

    Les Miserables

  • For a stone unhewn has been set up for Neptune, and diverse other shapes far different from the shapes they conceived of their gods.


  • He who first hollowed the trunk of an oak for the purpose of crossing a river did not build galleys; nor did they who piled up unhewn stones, and laid pieces of wood across them, dream of the pyramids.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • In Deuteronomy, chapter 5, these demands get trimmed to 14, as God apparently lost his whole appetite for altars (whether constructed of unhewn stone or dirt).

    American Beat: Just How Many Commandments Are There Anyway?

  • His opposition to the policy of militant nationalism which inspiredthe Mexican War had, he believed, ruined his political hopes; and living constantly with the great unhewn stones of his ambition,he was often betrayed, in the early fifties, into a moroseness or dejection of temper, for he saw no way either to rid himselfof his ambitious desires or to put them to a constructive use.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • The statue was called the 'Wounded Angel' - a calm face carved in I think quartz, wings suggested behind, the other half of the profile still unhewn and so appearing shattered.

    Kings Cross United 6 months on

  • Notwithstanding his rusticity, however, Sir Hildebrand retained much of the exterior of a gentleman, and appeared among his sons as the remains of a Corinthian pillar, defaced and overgrown with moss and lichen, might have looked, if contrasted with the rough unhewn masses of upright stones in Stonhenge, or any other Druidical temple.

    Rob Roy

  • The miserable little bourocks, as the Bailie termed them, of which about a dozen formed the village called the Clachan of Aberfoil, were composed of loose stones, cemented by clay instead of mortar, and thatched by turfs, laid rudely upon rafters formed of native and unhewn birches and oaks from the woods around.

    Rob Roy


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