The firelight flickered on the hewn
logs that supported the thatch overhead.
Matthew Maule, on the other hand, though an obscure man, was stubborn in the defence of what he considered his right; and, for several years, he succeeded in protecting the acre or two of earth which, with his own toil, he had hewn
out of the primeval forest, to be his garden ground and homestead.
Her mind, and especially her memory, was preternaturally active, and kept bringing up other scenes than this roughly hewn
street of a little town, on the edge of the western wilderness: other faces than were louring upon her from beneath the brims of those steeple-crowned hats.
One of the shows of the place was a tunnel-like cavern, which had been hewn
in the glacier.
Traddles reasonably supposed that this would settle the business; but I, only feeling that here indeed were a few tall trees to be hewn
down, immediately resolved to work my way on to Dora through this thicket, axe in hand.
The captain rushed at him, and Umslopogaas smote as he rushed, and the blade of the great spear that was lifted to pierce him fell to the ground hewn
from its haft.
Now the buildings of the outer court were at least five feet high, and it was impossible for me to stride over them without infinite damage to the pile, though the walls were strongly built of hewn
stone, and four inches thick.
I stayed two months in the province of Ligonus, and during that time procured a church to be built of hewn
stone, roofed and wainscoted with cedar, which is the most considerable in the whole country.
Like creatures hewn
from solid rock they stood immovable, listening.
Here and there sharp points and slender needles rising to a height of 200 feet; further on a steep shore, hewn
as it were with an axe and clothed with greyish tints; huge mirrors, reflecting a few rays of sunshine, half drowned in the fog.
The wall was built of rough stones, among which, to give strength to the structure, blocks of hewn
stone were at intervals imbedded.