verb (used with object), hewed, hewed or hewn, hew·ing.
verb (used without object), hewed, hewed or hewn, hew·ing.
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By eye, the plates looked as if they hewed to the Voronoi pattern, not the rectangular one.Scientists Uncover the Universal Geometry of Geology|Joshua Sokol|November 19, 2020|Quanta Magazine
From its mud-holes of Cranmere to the walls of Tavistock it is a hewer of rocks.Furze the Cruel|John Trevena
He used to stalk around as if he owned the earth, but now he is a common "hewer of wood and drawer of water" like ourselves.From the Bottom Up|Alexander Irvine
During the Revolution he had written political essays highly esteemed over the signature of the Rough Hewer.The Mystery of the Pinckney Draught|Charles C. Nott
It was the curse of Canaan that made him for all time 'a hewer of wood and drawer of water.'Booker T. Washington|Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe
There was he who bore a name great from of old, Folk-wolf to wit, bearing on his shield the axe of the hewer.The Roots of the Mountains|William Morris