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Hewed

Hew \Hew\ (h[=u]), v. t. [imp. Hewed (h[=u]d); p. p. Hewed or Hewn (h[=u]n); p. pr. & vb. n. Hewing.] [AS. he['a]wan; akin to D. houwen, OHG. houwan, G. hauen, Icel. h["o]ggva, Sw. hugga, Dan. hugge, Lith. kova battle, Russ. kovate to hammer, forge. Cf. Hay cut grass, Hoe.]

  1. To cut with an ax; to fell with a sharp instrument; -- often with down, or off.
    --Shak.

  2. To form or shape with a sharp instrument; to cut; hence, to form laboriously; -- often with out; as, to hew out a sepulcher.

    Look unto the rock whence ye are hewn.
    --Is. li. 1.

    Rather polishing old works than hewing out new.
    --Pope.

  3. To cut in pieces; to chop; to hack.

    Hew them to pieces; hack their bones asunder.
    --Shak.

Hewed

Hew \Hew\ (h[=u]), v. t. [imp. Hewed (h[=u]d); p. p. Hewed or Hewn (h[=u]n); p. pr. & vb. n. Hewing.] [AS. he['a]wan; akin to D. houwen, OHG. houwan, G. hauen, Icel. h["o]ggva, Sw. hugga, Dan. hugge, Lith. kova battle, Russ. kovate to hammer, forge. Cf. Hay cut grass, Hoe.]

  1. To cut with an ax; to fell with a sharp instrument; -- often with down, or off.
    --Shak.

  2. To form or shape with a sharp instrument; to cut; hence, to form laboriously; -- often with out; as, to hew out a sepulcher.

    Look unto the rock whence ye are hewn.
    --Is. li. 1.

    Rather polishing old works than hewing out new.
    --Pope.

  3. To cut in pieces; to chop; to hack.

    Hew them to pieces; hack their bones asunder.
    --Shak.

Wiktionary

hewed

vb. (past participle of hew English)

Usage examples of "hewed".

Just behind the crook he hewed a flat place on top, and he hewed another flat place near the rear ends.

He hewed out their corners, to fit over the flat places on top of the runners.

Then he hewed out a curve in their underneath edges, to let them slip over the high snow in the middle of the road.

He hewed the bark from a slender pole, and sharpened its ends so that they would go into the holes.

He hewed the bark from it, and then with a wooden maul he beat the log, turning it and pounding it until he softened the layer of wood that had grown last summer, and loosened the thin layer of wood underneath it, which had grown the summer before.

Against him went Angor of Pictland, who struck out and hewed off the troll's right arm.

The elves hewed manfully, but it was hard to fight enemies that struck from above with lances.

Yet with his last and desperate stroke Fingolfin hewed the foot with Ringil, and the blood gashed forth black and smoking and filled the pits of Grond.

Now the phalanx of the guard of the King broke through the ranks of the Orcs, and Turgon hewed his way to the side of his brother.

Then Gothmog hewed him with his black axe, and a white flame sprang up from the helm of Fingon as it was cloven.

Yet fate saved the sons of FĂ«anor, and though all were wounded none were slain, for they drew together, and gathering a remnant of the Noldor and the Naugrim about them they hewed a way out of the battle and escaped far away towards Mount Dolmed in the east.

Only the charge of Dol Amroth had saved him from the red southland swords that would have hewed him as he lay.

Out swept his sword, and he spurred to the standard, hewed staff and bearer.

Right before the doors he caught Azog, and there he slew him, and hewed off his head.

Ever he clutched me, and ever I hewed him, till at last he fled into dark tunnels.