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hew -- as in: hew with an axe
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • Now the buildings of the outer court were at least five feet high, and it was impossible for me to stride over them without infinite damage to the pile, though the walls were strongly built of hewn stone, and four inches thick.
  • He has a noble palace, and a park of about three thousand acres, surrounded by a wall of hewn stone twenty feet high.
  • But, not to detract from a nation, to which, during my life, I shall acknowledge myself extremely obliged, it must be allowed, that whatever this famous tower wants in height, is amply made up in beauty and strength: for the walls are near a hundred feet thick, built of hewn stone, whereof each is about forty feet square, and adorned on all sides with statues of gods and emperors, cut in marble, larger than the life, placed in their several niches.

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

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