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Rough-hew   /rəf-hju/   Listen
Rough-hew

verb
1.
Hew roughly, without finishing the surface.  Synonym: roughcast.






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"Rough-hew" Quotes from Famous Books



... doubt, who have wandered away to other parts of England. Of these last, we may naturally expect that a few may become so reconciled to a life of wandering minstrelsy that they may probably never return to settled labour again. But "there's a divinity that shapes our ends, rough-hew them how we will." Let us trust that the Great Creator may comfort and relieve them, "according to their several necessities, giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of ...
— Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine • Edwin Waugh



Words linked to "Rough-hew" :   hew out, roughcast, hew



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