• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Roughhew To give the first form or shape to; to form rudely; to shape approximately and rudely; to roughcast. "There's a divinity that shapes our ends, Roughhew them how we will."
    • Roughhew To hew coarsely, without smoothing; as, to roughhew timber.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • roughhew To hew coarsely without smoothing, as timber; hence, to give a rough or crude form to, as if by hewing.
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In literature:

Such persons she merely roughhews.
"Dead Souls" by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol