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English Dictionary: rough-hew by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
rough-hew
v
  1. hew roughly, without finishing the surface; "rough-hew stone or timber"
    Synonym(s): rough-hew, roughcast
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Roughhew \Rough"hew`\, v. t.
      1. To hew coarsely, without smoothing; as, to roughhew
            timber.
  
      2. To give the first form or shape to; to form rudely; to
            shape approximately and rudely; to roughcast.
  
                     There's a divinity that shapes our ends, Roughhew
                     them how we will.                              --Shak.
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