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hew -- as in: hew with an axe
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  • Creon, unrelenting, condemns her to be immured in a rock-hewn chamber.
  • She shall be taken to some desert place By man untrod, and in a rock-hewn cave, With food no more than to avoid the taint That homicide might bring on all the State, Buried alive.
  • O grave, O bridal bower, O prison house Hewn from the rock, my everlasting home, Whither I go to join the mighty host Of kinsfolk, Persephassa’s guests long dead, The last of all, of all more miserable, I pass, my destined span of years cut short.

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

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