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Definitioncut or roughly shape as with an axe
- Traddles reasonably supposed that this would settle the business; but I, only feeling that here indeed were a few tall trees to be hewn down, immediately resolved to work my way on to Dora through this thicket, axe in hand.Chapters 34-36 (80% in)
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