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hew
used in 1776

only 1 use
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Definition
cut or roughly shape as with an axe
  • It was a philosophy unfamiliar to most Yankees, who saw nothing inappropriate about a captain shaving one of his soldiers, or rough-hewn General Putnam standing in line for his rations along with everyone else.
    p. 43.2

There are no more uses of "hew" in 1776.

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