verb (used with object), rough-hewed, rough-hewed or rough-hewn, rough-hew·ing.
- rough up,
- rough-legged buzzard,
- rough-legged hawk,
Origin of rough-hew
Examples from the Web for rough-hewn
Librizzi has always struck me as an admirable man, rough-hewn as a New York cabbie.Red, Black, and Silver’ Just May Be Jackson Pollock’s Last Painting|Anthony Haden-Guest|January 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The man is uncivil and impolitic, rough-hewn enough for leather fringe and dung-crusted boots.
She even slid back into the rough-hewn vernacular that had been so completely banished from her lips and custom.The Law of Hemlock Mountain|Hugh Lundsford
A rough-hewn tree trunk became an image of the spirit or god of trees.The Religion of the Ancient Celts|J. A. MacCulloch
The structure represents little value to the owner except that of the rough-hewn boards which may be transported to another place.The Manbos of Mindano|John M. Garvan
His style is boisterous and rough-hewn; his rhyme incorrigibly lewd, and his numbers perpetually harsh and ill sounding.
But the rough-hewn shingles of the roof of the house sloped down closely.The Call of the Canyon|Zane Grey