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 n.  cutting away parts to create a desired shape
Classic Sentence: (74 in 5 pages)
1  There was an old door in this playground, on which the boys had a custom of carving their names.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
2  Crowds of well-dressed people, with hats bright in the sun, swarmed about the entrance and along the well-swept little paths between the little houses adorned with carving in the Russian style.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 9
3  My writing is something after the fashion of those little baskets and carving which Liza Mertsalova used to sell me from the prisons.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 10
4  The more carving, the more money.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
5  Beneath his brow was one hollow socket from which a scar ran down his cheek, carving a diagonal line through his beard.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
6  An ancient Hawaiian war-club or spear-paddle, in its full multiplicity and elaboration of carving, is as great a trophy of human perseverance as a Latin lexicon.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 57. Of Whales in Paint; in Teeth; in Wood; in She...
7  He held a piece of fowl up on the prong of the carving fork.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 1
8  I could see even in the dim light that the stone was massively carved, but that the carving had been much worn by time and weather.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
9  Everyone protested loudly so that he compromised by taking a long draught of stout for he had found the carving hot work.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD
10  Not a speck escaped Aunt March's eye, and all the furniture had claw legs and much carving, which was never dusted to suit.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
11  Inside was a large room in which fifty workers were carving or moulding.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
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  He acquired the craft of wood carving in his native town.
2  They have been accused of carving up the industry for their own benefit.
3  The carving is a superb piece of craftsmanship.
4  The official delegation including Jimmy Carter, the Panamanian president Mireya Moscoso and King Juan Carlos of Spain visited two cemeteries to offer floral wreaths to the tens of thousands who died carving the canal across the Central American isthmus.
5  Wood engraving is a refinement of the technique of woodcut, the carving of a design into a block of wood.
6  He carved the figure of a woman from a piece of wood.
7  And if we examine the bare rock at the base of the grassy hill we discover carved spirals.
8  The piece of wood had been carved into the shape of a flower.
9  The statue was carved out of a single piece of stone.
10  Joe remained as immobile as if he had been carved out of rock.
11  This totem pole is carved from/out of a single tree trunk.
12  Look at the workmanship on the carved desk.
13  Another novelty is the Japanese garden with its bamboo fence, the posts and door of entrance being carved with remarkable taste and boldness.
14  The resemblance is undeniable, from the massive arch to the carved pillars.
15  With its elaborately carved, convoluted lines, furniture of the Baroque period was highly ornate.