v. cut; sculpt
I realize the Senate schedule will be very busy this year, but I hope that I may work with you to carve out just a small amount of time to consider this important issue.
Sentence in Classic:
Gabriel began to carve second helpings as soon as he had finished the first round without serving himself.
Meantime the master looked to see that the table was properly laid, and took the great knife, wherewith he was going to carve the chickens, and sharpened it on the steps.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm Context
They ought to learn to be naked and handsome, and to sing in a mass and dance the old group dances, and carve the stools they sit on, and embroider their own emblems.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
This left no room for controversy about the title, nor for encroachment on the right of others; what portion a man carved to himself, was easily seen; and it was useless, as well as dishonest, to carve himself too much, or take more than he needed.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke Context
Then, with his knife, he began to carve all sorts of objects in wood; it was thus that Pinelli, the famous sculptor, had commenced.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
Carve as we will the mysterious block of which our life is made, the black vein of destiny constantly reappears in it.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context