Mostly, the night hewed to its mission: attending to burgeoning design houses.
At any rate they hewed the former out with axes and removed the latter before tumbling the carcass into the grave.
And in the forefront, with a laugh upon his lips, hewed Quinton Edge.
Bjorn sees that, and hewed at once the head off Glum's spear.
It was built of pine logs neatly matched and hewed on one side.
It was a hewed log cabin, with two rooms below, one of which was a school-room.
Desperate, he seized an axe and hewed this diabolical serving-man in two.
Back-to-back, they fired, thrust, hewed and hacked at the swarming enemy.
Fell was his purpose as he hewed the Trojans down on every side.
He hewed with a broad axe, not with a chisel, and he hewed true—that was the joy of it.
Old English heawan "to chop, hack, gash" (class VII strong verb; past tense heow, past participle heawen), earlier geheawan, from Proto-Germanic *hawwan (cf. Old Norse hoggva, Old Frisian hawa, Old Saxon hauwan, Middle Dutch hauwen, Dutch houwen, Old High German houwan, German hauen "to cut, strike, hew"), from PIE root *kau- "to hew, strike" (cf. Old Church Slavonic kovo, Lithuanian kauju "to beat, forge;" Latin cudere "to strike, beat;" Middle Irish cuad "beat, fight").
Weak past participle hewede appeared 14c., but hasn't displaced hewn. Seemingly contradictory sense of "hold fast, stick to" (in phrase hew to) developed from hew to the line "stick to a course," literally "cut evenly with an axe or saw," first recorded 1891. Related: Hewed; hewing.