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 appromaxitely and rudely; to roughcast.

There's a divinity that shapes our ends, Roughhew them how we will. Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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