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  • Xxxiv., 2 which describes how Moses hewed two tables of stone at Yahweh's command, and went up to the top of the mountain, where he received the words of the covenant and wrote them on the tables.
  • The Scottish centre fought like Paladin's, and James, breaking out in their front, hewed his way to within a lance's length of Surrey, as that leader himself avers.
  • Lycurgus was blinded by Zeus and soon died, or became frantic and hewed down his own son, mistaking him for a vine.
  • Two years later he took up Calvert's work on the former site, and, convinced that Troy must be on the lowest level, hewed his way down, regardless of the upper strata, wherein lay unseen the remains of which he was really in search.
  • I hewed the main timbers six inches square, most of the studs on two sides only, and the rafters and floor timbers on one side, leaving the rest of the bark on, so that they were just as straight and much stronger than sawed ones.

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