hewer

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hew +‎ -er

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hewer (plural hewers)

  1. One who hews (especially one who chops wood with an axe).
    • 1904, Kellogg Durland, Among the Fife Miners (page 62)
      By certain arrangements in the former method the miner not only gets the coal but makes all proppings and repairs, so that the face moves much more slowly than with the other method where the hewers devote all their time to getting the coal []

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