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hew -- as in: hew with an axe
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • ’No,’ said Nicholas, ’and for that reason poverty should engender an honest pride, that it may not lead and tempt us to unworthy actions, and that we may preserve the self-respect which a hewer of wood and drawer of water may maintain, and does better in maintaining than a monarch in preserving his.

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

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