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synonyms for hewing

  • cleave
  • axe
  • carve
  • chip
  • chop
  • fashion
  • fell
  • hack
  • hold
  • prune
  • shape
  • strike
  • stroke
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How to use hewing in a sentence

One of the two whom I saw, held a heavy axe over his head, and had taken the bent attitude of a workman hewing wood.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
These thousands of slaves who are hewing away the mountains are ludicrous and ridiculous in their brutality and absurdity.
FLORENCE AND NORTHERN TUSCANY WITH GENOAEDWARD HUTTON
The very day after a king ascended the throne he used to begin hewing out the sepulchre where he should lie.
ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLDG. E. MITTON
Here they set to work in earnest; hewing down the trees and clearing the ground for the foundations of the temples.
THE WORKS OF HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT, VOLUME 5HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT
Abraham helped his father in clearing the land and hewing the trees.
A TREASURY OF HEROES AND HEROINESCLAYTON EDWARDS
He busied himself with hewing these ends of planks into big wedges and he drove them into cracks between the planks near the keel.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
It is all an inspiration; while hewing out chunks of ice and shovelling them away is the acute pleasure of movement, exercise.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
The "dogs" were hewing with axes about some newly made carts, or rushing around on errands as slaves are made to do.
THE WAY OF AN INDIANFREDERIC REMINGTON
Then they went back to their hewing in the bluff, and the Frulein Muller went on with her knitting.
THE CATTLE-BARON'S DAUGHTERHAROLD BINDLOSS
We can reach the Citadel Square from our side without difficulty, for it is a simple matter of hewing our way thither.
THE DOOMSMANVAN TASSEL SUTPHEN
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