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hew
used in War and Peace

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Definition
cut or roughly shape as with an axe
  • There was no one to hew down (as he had always imagined battles to himself), nor could he help to fire the bridge because he had not brought any burning straw with him like the other soldiers.
    Book Two — 1805 (40% in)
  • The log walls of the barn and its snow-covered roof, that looked as if hewn out of some precious stone, sparkled in the moonlight.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (89% in)
  • Gangs of carpenters hoping for high pay arrived in Moscow every day, and on all sides logs were being hewn, new houses built, and old, charred ones repaired.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (25% in)

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