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hew -- as in: hew with an axe
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • The wall was built of rough stones, among which, to give strength to the structure, blocks of hewn stone were at intervals imbedded.
  • He rapidly devoured his food, and after waiting an hour, lest the jailer should change his mind and return, he removed his bed, took the handle of the saucepan, inserted the point between the hewn stone and rough stones of the wall, and employed it as a lever.

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

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