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 Meanings and Examples of CHISEL
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chisel
 v.  practice trickery or fraud; cheat
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  I shall have a hammer, a chisel, and some pincers in my pocket.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—IN WHICH JEAN VALJEAN HAS QUITE THE AIR OF HAV...
2  The handle of a hammer, the blade of a cold chisel, and the antennae of a pair of pincers were visible, protruding from the man's pocket.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO BE DRUNK IN ORDER TO BE ...
3  Fauchelevent, hardly able to draw his breath for trembling, seized his cold chisel and his hammer, and pried up the coffin lid.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—IN WHICH WILL BE FOUND THE ORIGIN OF THE SAYI...
4  Marius heard him lay something heavy on the table, probably the chisel which he had purchased.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XVI—IN WHICH WILL BE FOUND THE WORDS TO AN ENGLIS...
5  At the same moment he extended his arm, and laid the glowing chisel which he held in his left hand by its wooden handle on his bare flesh.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX—THE TRAP
6  Something was at work on the other side of the wall; the prisoner had discovered the danger, and had substituted a lever for a chisel.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
7  The young man, in reply, took up the chisel, bent it into the form of a horseshoe, and then as readily straightened it.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber.
8  Rather, you are a vehicle but shapen and fitted with the axe or chisel of some handy peasant of Yaroslav.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
9  After a few more turns of the lathe he removed his foot from the pedal, wiped his chisel, dropped it into a leather pouch attached to the lathe, and, approaching the table, summoned his daughter.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXV
10  The chisel had made three or four of these attempts at embellishment over his nose, but had given them up without an effort to smooth them off.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXI
11  It was evident that a chisel or strong knife had been thrust in, and the lock forced back with it.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. The Adventure of The Reigate Squires
12  His finely chiselled nostrils quivered, and some hidden nerve shook the scarlet of his lips and left them trembling.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
13  She crouched on the floor like a wounded thing, and Dorian Gray, with his beautiful eyes, looked down at her, and his chiselled lips curled in exquisite disdain.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
14  The sodden eyes had kept something of the loveliness of their blue, the noble curves had not yet completely passed away from chiselled nostrils and from plastic throat.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13
15  There they lay in their triangular oaken vaults, each mariner a chiselled muteness; a score of lamps flashing upon his hooded eyes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 97. The Lamp.
Example Sentence:
1  That crook wanted to chisel me out of a hundred dollars when he sold me that "marble" statue he'd cut out of some cheap hunk of rock.
2  With his hammer and chisel, the sculptor chipped away at the block of marble.
3  A pointed tool, such as a spike or chisel, used for breaking rock or ore.
4  He won't allow anyone to chisel in on his profits.
5  This will answer for a chisel.
6  He is chipping away at a block marble with a chisel.
7  Martin chiselled a hole in the door for the new lock.