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 Meanings and Examples of CARVE
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carve
 v.  cut, sculpt
Classic Sentence: (74 in 5 pages)
1  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
Get Context   In CLEVER GRETEL
2  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
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
3  Peppino picked up the louis, and Danglars again prepared to carve the fowl.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 115. Luigi Vampa's Bill of Fare.
4  Herself she blamed for trying to carve intaglios in good wholesome jack-pine.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
5  She began to carve, and Rudolph, who sat next his mother, started the plates on their way.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
6  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
Get Context   In Chapter 19
7  He could carve a bit, and gild and frame, and do odd jobs.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
8  Gabriel, Aunt Kate wants to know won't you carve the goose as usual.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD
9  Gabriel began to carve second helpings as soon as he had finished the first round without serving himself.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD
10  They have with them a servant Medon, a bard, and two men who can carve at table.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVI
11  Tikhon with equal accuracy would split logs with blows at arm's length, or holding the head of the ax would cut thin little pegs or carve spoons.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER V
12  A swimming nausea compounded of hunger, sleeplessness, exhaustion and stunning blows came on suddenly and she gripped the carved roses under her hand.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
13  And there were several lines carved on each of the stones.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
14  Both she and Frank would willingly have given, without any charge, the finest mahogany and carved rosewood in the store, but the Wilkeses obstinately refused.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
15  She clutched the newel post until the ears of the carved lion dug with sudden pain into her palm.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVI
Example Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  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.
2  There's a gaudy big grindstone down at the mill, and we'll smooch it, and carve the things on it.
3  He taught himself to carve to a high degree of proficiency.
4  He hopes to carve out a niche for himself as a leading researcher in his field of study.
5  He carved the figure of a woman from a piece of wood.
6  And if we examine the bare rock at the base of the grassy hill we discover carved spirals.
7  The piece of wood had been carved into the shape of a flower.
8  The statue was carved out of a single piece of stone.
9  Joe remained as immobile as if he had been carved out of rock.
10  This totem pole is carved from/out of a single tree trunk.
11  Look at the workmanship on the carved desk.
12  Another novelty is the Japanese garden with its bamboo fence, the posts and door of entrance being carved with remarkable taste and boldness.
13  The resemblance is undeniable, from the massive arch to the carved pillars.
14  With its elaborately carved, convoluted lines, furniture of the Baroque period was highly ornate.
15  The emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone.