See also: Hewer



From hew +‎ -er.


hewer (plural hewers)

  1. One who hews.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], OCLC 964384981, 2 Chronicles 2:10:
      And behold, I will giue to thy seruants the hewers that cut timber, twentie thousand measures of beaten wheat, and twentie thousand measures of barley, and twentie thousand baths of wine, and twentie thousand baths of oyle.
    • 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 []
    • 1975, Lawrence Schofer, The Formation of a Modern Labor Force, Upper Silesia, 1865-1914:
      All three groups were paid less per shift than coal miners. In 1905, for instance, hewers in coal mines received an average 3.79 marks per shift; in zinc and lead, 3.10 marks; in iron, 2.36 marks.

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