Definition of Roughhew

1. v. t. To hew coarsely, without smoothing; as, to roughhew timber.



Definition of Roughhew

1. Verb. (transitive) To hew coarsely, without smoothing. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive figuratively) To give the first form or shape to; to form rudely and approximately; to roughcast. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Roughhew

1. to shape roughly [v -HEWED, -HEWN, -HEWING, -HEWS]

Medical Definition of Roughhew

1. 1. To hew coarsely, without smoothing; as, to roughhew timber. 2. To give the first form or shape to; to form rudely; to shape appromaxitely and rudely; to roughcast. "There's a divinity that shapes our ends, Roughhew them how we will." (Shak) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Roughhew

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1. Shakspeare and His Times: Including the Biography of the Poet, Criticisms on by Nathan Drake (1838)
"To shape the ends of wool-skewers, ie to point them, requires a degree of skill ; any one can roughhew them. Whoever recollects the profession of ..."

2. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1899)
"... and have then given a religious appreciation of those factors which shape the world at large and deter- I mine our lives, "roughhew them as we may. ..."

3. Basis of American History, 1500-1900 by Livingston Farrand (1904)
"The greatest development of wooden houses, that #f°tne northwest coast, has already been described.1 In that region the attempt was made to roughhew the ..."

4. Basis of American History, 1500-1900 by Livingston Farrand (1906)
"The greatest development of wooden houses, that of the northwest coast, has already been described.1 In that region the attempt was made to roughhew the ..."

5. The History of Massachusetts by John Stetson Barry (1856)
"Truly, " There's a divinity that shapes our ends, roughhew them as we will." Rec's ; Walker's Journal, passim ; Ra- NH Hist. Coll. i. ..."

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