hew verb definition in Describing architecture topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

hew

 verb: Describing architecture topic
1 hew something (old-fashioned) to cut something large with a tool to hew wood2 hew something (out of something) (formal) to make or shape something large by cutting roughly hewn timber frames The statues were hewn out of solid rock. They hewed a path through the forest. The cave has been hewn out of the hillside.

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