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rough-hew

[ruhf-hyoo] /ˈrʌfˈhyu/
verb (used with object), rough-hewed, rough-hewed or rough-hewn, rough-hewing.
1.
to hew (timber, stone, etc.) roughly or without smoothing or finishing.
2.
to shape roughly; give crude form to.
Also, roughhew.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30
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British Dictionary definitions for rough-hewn

rough-hew

verb (transitive) -hews, -hewing, -hewed, -hewed, -hewn
1.
to cut or hew (timber, stone, etc) roughly without finishing the surface
2.
Also roughcast. to shape roughly or crudely
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Word Origin and History for rough-hewn
adj.

1520s, originally of timber, from rough-hew (v.); see rough (adj.) + hew (v.).

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