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adjective as in carved

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And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down.

Librizzi has always struck me as an admirable man, rough-hewn as a New York cabbie.

I…saw…18th-century hand-hewn and hand-planed joists and beams with extremely wide floorboards right above them….

The man is uncivil and impolitic, rough-hewn enough for leather fringe and dung-crusted boots.

Back then such a thing was novel; today you could fill a manly, hand-hewn shelf with dad books.

The same may be said of the sarcophagi in the principal temple, which is hewn out of a block of fine white marble.

On the opposite bank of the river, a small hill rises, upon which rests the figure of a large and rather plump ox hewn in stone.

The principal temple, Kylas, is the most wonderful of all those which are hewn out of the rock.

He then advanced over the log slowly and cautiously, for its upper surface, hewn level and smooth, was but four inches wide.

The two houses, which they had noticed as they passed in April, were constructed of hewn boards gray with age.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hewn, such as: chiseled, engraved, sculpted, sculptured, carven, and chased.

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