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unhewn

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unhewn (of stone especially) not given a finished form by or as if by hewing "a house of unhewn grey stone roughly cemented together"
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Usage

In literature:

It was made of unhewn logs plastered with clay.
"The Kentucky Ranger" by Edward T. Curnick
Did you ever cross a rapid stream on an unhewn foot-log?
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No 3, September, 1862" by Various
There were also exposed for sale wrought and unwrought {150} stone, bricks burnt and unburnt, timber hewn and unhewn of different sorts.
"South American Fights and Fighters" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
On the other side of our route we observed a forest of upright stones, rough and unhewn.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878" by Various
East and South and West the unhewn boulders stood like guardians of the plain.
"The Strange Little Girl" by V. M.
The walls of the haciendas are of rough unhewn stone.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
These slabs are so irregular in form as to look quite unhewn.
"Rambles Beyond Railways;" by Wilkie Collins
The bridge rests on three sills, each a log that, unhewn, must have taken a dozen oxen to drag it.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
The rude arastra is made with a pavement of unhewn flat stones, which are usually laid down in clay.
"Hittel on Gold Mines and Mining" by John S. Hittell
Groups of open "summer-houses," built of bark, unhewn wood, and moss, are clustered here and there.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. V, August, 1878, No 10." by Various
That is to say, it must be paved with unhewn logs, laid side by side across it.
"A Captain in the Ranks" by George Cary Eggleston
His meeting-house was of unhewn logs, from eighty to a hundred feet long and forty wide.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
It was hard to find the door, the steps of which were of unhewn stones.
"The White Queen of Okoyong" by W.P. Livingstone
Life lies before us like the unhewn block of marble, and we may fashion it as we please.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St John, Vol. II" by Marcus Dods
The huts, of which the rough walls of unhewn stone alone remain, are built in terraces one above the other on the hill-side.
"The Cruise of the 'Alerte'" by E. F. Knight
Here, in a small, grassy clearing, a rude cabin of unhewn logs greeted their vision.
"Ande Trembath" by Matthew Stanley Kemp
Before him was a small monument of unhewn stones, supporting a wooden cross.
"Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2" by Maria R. Audubon
Are there different economic terms for hewn and unhewn blocks of stone?
"The Principles of Economics" by Frank A. Fetter
Its materials are unhewn stone.
"America Discovered by the Welsh in 1170 A.D." by Benjamin Franklin Bowen
The remains of a circle of unhewn stone were seen within its precincts, and near it was an ancient causeway.
"Ruins and Old Trees, Associated with Memorable Events in English History" by Mary Roberts
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In poetry:

Verily and Amen! Unhewn
The great grim forest menaces.
What gardener may dare to prun
Those woods to build me palaces?
"The Wild Ass" by Aleister Crowley
Then his heart spoke out to him, "Not alone
This thought divine hides in the streams and woods,
Seeking expression through their solitudes,
Perchance e'en lies it in this unhewn stone.
"The Sculptor" by Walter Richard Cassels
Slow passes the darkness of that trance,
And the youth now faintly sees
Huge shadows and gushes of light that dance
On a rugged ceiling of unhewn trees,
And walls where the skins of beasts are hung,
And rifles glitter on antlers strung.
"Catterskill Falls" by William Cullen Bryant