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Definition of "rock-hewn" [rock-hewn]

  • Same as rock-cut.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "rock-hewn" in a sentence
  • "Its rock-hewn churches date from the 12th century and are not to be missed."
  • "When I visited the rock-hewn churches at Lalibela last week, I had in my pocket a letter written by the children who attend an after-school program at First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, Connecticut and illustrated by one particularly talented artist there, William Ng."
  • "And I, the Aryan master in old Egypt, have myself builded my two burial places -- the one a false and mighty pyramid to which a generation of slaves could attest; the other humble, meagre, secret, rock-hewn in a desert valley by slaves who died immediately their work was done ...."