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hew -- as in: hew with an axe
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The Return of the King
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  • At least his hand still clasped the Red Arrow, but his head was hewn off.
  • Only the charge of Dol Amroth had saved him from the red southland swords that would have hewed him as he lay.
  • Suddenly Pippin was reminded of the hewn rocks of Argonath, and awe fell on him, as he looked down that avenue of kings long dead.
  • Ahead nearer the walls Elfhelm’s men were among the siege-engines, hewing, slaying, driving their foes into the fire-pits.
  • A notched and broken sword lay by him, as if he had hewn at the rock in his last despair.
  • All night watchmen on the walls heard the rumour of the enemy that roamed outside, burning field and tree, and hewing any man that they found abroad, living or dead.
  • Out swept his sword, and he spurred to the standard, hewed staff and bearer; and the black serpent foundered.
  • They were grim to look on; for though some were crushed and shapeless, and some had been cruelly hewn, yet many had features that could be told, and it seemed that they had died in pain; and all were branded with the foul token of the Lidless Eye.
  • Like a storm they broke upon the line of the men of Gondor, and beat upon helm and head, and arm and shield as smiths hewing the hot bending iron.
  • The outstretched neck she clove asunder, and the hewn head fell like a stone.
  • Beyond lay many more shapes; some singly as they had been hewn down or shot; others in pairs, still grappling one another, dead in the very throes of stabbing, throttling, biting.
  • The axes hewed Forlong as he fought alone and unhorsed; and both Duilin of Morthond and his brother were trampled to death when they assailed the mumakil, leading their bowmen close to shoot at the eyes of the monsters.
  • Behind, the trapped Men in the lane, still about four score, tried to climb the barrier and the banks, and the hobbits were obliged to shoot many of them or hew them with axes.

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  • hew out a path in the rock

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