Underhew Un`der*hew", v. t. To hew less than is usual or proper; specifically, to hew, as a piece of timber which should be square, in such a manner that it appears to contain a greater number of cubic feet than it really does contain. --Haldeman. [1913 Webster]

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  • underhew — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: under (I) + hew : to hew (timber) to scant dimensions …   Useful english dictionary

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