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hew -- as in: hew with an axe
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • Her mind, and especially her memory, was preternaturally active, and kept bringing up other scenes than this roughly hewn street of a little town, on the edge of the western wilderness: other faces than were lowering upon her from beneath the brims of those steeple-crowned hats.

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  • hew an oak
  • hew out a path in the rock

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