Ever he clutched me, and ever I hewed him, till at last he fled into dark tunnels.
They had been hewn with many cruel strokes, and two had been beheaded.
Now they were drawing near, and it seemed certain that they would escape: they had already hewn down three Riders that barred their way.
Some of the trees they just cut down and leave to rot — orc-mischief that; but most are hewn up and carried off to feed the fires of Orthanc.
If we are not hewn down, or destroyed by fire or blast of sorcery, we could split Isengard into splinters and crack its walls into rubble.
It is the orc-work, the wanton hewing — rarum — without even the bad excuse of feeding the fires, that has so angered us; and the treachery of a neighbour, who should have helped us.
They found a broad path, paved with hewn stones, now winding upward, now climbing in short flights of well-laid steps.
Up the green terrace went a stair of stone, high and broad, and on either side of the topmost step were stone-hewn sea, There sat other guards, with drawn swords laid upon their knees.
He hewed a two-handed stroke and laid the last Orc before his feet.
It is orc-necks I would hew, not shave the scalps of Men,’ said Gimli, patting the haft of his axe.
Though Isengard be ringed and barred with doors of stone; Though Isengard be strong and hard, as cold as stone and bare as bone, We go, we go, we go to war, to hew the stone and break the door; For bole and bough are burning now, the furnace roars — we go to war!
And they hewed Hama’s body before the gates of the Hornburg, after he was dead.
Though Isengard be strong and hard, as cold as stone and bare as bone, We go, we go, we go to war, to hew the stone and break the door!
Forty-two he hewed in the battle.
Till now I have hewn naught but wood since I left Moria.
Ere iron was found or tree was hewn, When young was mountain under moon; Ere ring was made, or wrought was woe, It walked the forests long ago.
No trees grew there; but among the rank grasses could still be seen the burned and axe-hewn stumps of ancient groves.
Here through the black rock a long tunnel had been hewn, closed at either end with mighty doors of iron.
The chamber was hewn out of the stone; and it must once have been dark, for its windows looked out only into the tunnel.
Up to the threshold of the door there mounted a flight of twenty-seven broad stairs, hewn by some unknown art of the same black stone.
Dismayed the rammers let fall the trees and turned to fight; but the wall of their shields was broken as by a lightning-stroke, and they were swept away, hewn down, or cast over the Rock into the stony stream below.
For a moment he caught a glimpse of swarthy men in red running down the slope some way off with green-clad warriors leaping after them, hewing them down as they fled.
She reached the hole, and squeezing down, leaving a trail of green-yellow slime, she slipped in, even as Sam hewed a last stroke at her dragging legs.
They stood on a wet floor of polished stone, the doorstep, as it were, of a rough-hewn gate of rock opening dark behind them.
His scarlet robes were tattered, his corslet of overlapping brazen plates was rent and hewn, his black plaits of hair braided with gold were drenched with blood.
Its head was gone, and in its place was set in mockery a round rough-hewn stone, rudely painted by savage hands in the likeness of a grinning face with one large red eye in the midst of its forehead.
Hold it up and watch!’ Then Frodo stepped up to the great grey net, and hewed it with a wide sweeping stroke, drawing the bitter edge swiftly across a ladder of close-strung cords, and at once springing away.
At their right, eastwards, the torrent fell, splashing over many terraces, and then, pouring down a steep race, it filled a smooth-hewn channel with a dark force of water flecked with foam, and curling and rushing almost at their feet it plunged sheer over the edge that yawned upon their left.
They had not come very far from the road, and yet even in so short a space they had seen scars of the old wars, and the newer wounds made by the Orcs and other foul servants of the Dark Lord: a pit of uncovered filth and refuse; trees hewn down wantonly and left to die, with evil runes or the fell sign of the Eye cut in rude strokes on their bark.