From (etyl) hewen, from (etyl) . See also (l).
To chop away at; to whittle down; to mow down.
* 1912 : (Edgar Rice Burroughs), (Tarzan of the Apes), Chapter 6
- Hew them to pieces; hack their bones asunder.
To shape; to form.
- Among other things he found a sharp hunting knife, on the keen blade of which he immediately proceeded to cut his finger. Undaunted he continued his experiments, finding that he could hack and hew splinters of wood from the table and chairs with this new toy.
* Bible, Is. li. 1
- to hew out a sepulchre
* Alexander Pope
- Look unto the rock whence ye are hewn .
(US) To act according to, to conform to; usually construed with (to).
* 1905 , Albert Osborn, : A Biography ,
- rather polishing old works than hewing out new
] Jennings & Graham, [http://books.google.com/books?id=I3UEAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA428&dq=hewed page 428,
* 1998 , and Lawrence Davidson, Pulp Culture: The Art of Fiction Magazines , Collectors Press, Inc., ISBN 1-888054-12-3, page 103,
- Few men measured up to his standard of righteousness; he hewed to the line.
* 2008 , , Troublemaker: A Personal History of School Reform Since Sputnik , Princeton University Press, ISBN 0-691-12990-8, page 28,
- Inside the stories usually hewed to a consistent formula: no matter how outlandish and weird the circumstances, in the end everything had to have a natural, if not plausible, ending—frequently, though not always, involving a mad scientist.
- Faculty members and students alike were buzzing with the fashionable nostrums that dominated U.S. education discourse in the late sixties,
, date=May 27
, author=Nathan Rabin
, title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “New Kid on the Block” (season 4, episode 8; originally aired 11/12/1992)
, work=The Onion AV Club
to the old comedy convention of beginning a speech by randomly referencing something in eyesight, Homer begins his talk about the birds and the bees by saying that women are like refrigerators: they’re all about six feet tall and weigh three hundred pounds and make ice cubes. }}
, date =2013-10-02
, first =Alex
, last =Pappademas
, title =Leuqes! LEUQES! LEUQES!'' – The ''Shining
sequel and what it says about Stephen King
, site =Grantland.com
, url =http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9751517/the-shining-sequel-career-stephen-king
, accessdate = 2013-10-16
*:King recovered the rights on the condition that he'd stop publicly disparaging Kubrick's version. "For a long time I hewed that line," he told CBS News in June. "And then Mr. Kubrick died. So now I figured, what the hell. I've gone back to saying mean things about it."
(archaic) Third-person singular present simple form of hew