unhewn


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unhewn

(ʌnˈhjuːn)
adj
(of stone, timber, etc) not hewn
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Adj.1.unhewn - (of stone especially) not given a finished form by or as if by hewing; "a house of unhewn grey stone roughly cemented together"
unfinished - not brought to the desired final state
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A considerable open space, in the midst of this glade, seemed formerly to have been dedicated to the rites of Druidical superstition; for, on the summit of a hillock, so regular as to seem artificial, there still remained part of a circle of rough unhewn stones, of large dimensions.
Looking round once more, with his hand already in his pocket, he noticed against the outer wall, between the entrance and the sink, a big unhewn stone, weighing perhaps sixty pounds.
A very steep staircase, of unhewn stone, which was called by distinction "the ladder," led to the upper platform, upon which was visible a horizontal wheel of solid oak.
Perhaps the most appealing thing about Ivory jewelry is that it carries an intense feeling of rough, unhewn beauty.
historic kromlech [Engl.: cromlech] A structure architecture of prehistoric age consisting of a large flat or flattish unhewn stone resting horizontally on three or more stones set upright; found in various parts of the British Isles, esp.in Wales, Devonshire, Cornwall, and Ireland.
Hence he buttonholes the reader and calls attention to "one object which you might pass by, / Might see and notice not," the "straggling Heap of unhewn stones" to which "a Story appertains" (17-18).
In a sonnet for Vittoria Colonna, Michelangelo wrote "With chiselled touch / The stone unhewn and cold / Becomes a living mould, / The more the marble wastes / The more the statue grows." (21) Lucrezia's "mould" will be less distinct than the sculptor's emergent statue because she is always mediated and imagined in the materials of her husband's language, but that exquisite subtlety is the price of Browning's choice of dramatic monologue as his medium, and the reward of his experiment testing the limits of speech, gender, and genre.
Furthermore, the reader who internalizes the ark of salvation in his own life is meant also to construct a library there, not from rough and unhewn planks of secular authors, but the squared and uniformed planks of the prophets and apostles.
Brian Staveley's The Emperor's Blades (2013) introduced the Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne.
Kaden, the heir to the Unhewn Throne, has spent eight years sequestered in a remote mountain monastery, learning the enigmatic discipline of monks devoted to the Blank God.
This is why Laozi can illustrate the natural by talking about something as common as unhewn wood.