Carving in a sentence

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Definition of Carving

  • The act or art of one who carves.
  • A piece of decorative work cut in stone, wood, or other material.
  • The whole body of decorative sculpture of any kind or epoch, or in any material; as, the Italian carving of the 15th century.
  • creating figures or designs in three dimensions
  • removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape
  • a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape

How to use carving in a sentence. Carving pronunciation.

It showed some pictures by famous masters, statues, bronzes, and rare carvings in ivory.
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M. de Camors was a great lover of art, and had carefully preserved a magnificent ivory carving of the sixteenth century, which had belonged to his wife.
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Spoons of buffalo horn had their handles variously ornamented by notches and other rude carving, often terminating in the head of a bird, the neck or handle of each being elevated at an angle of 50° or 60° with the bowl, which, was about 3 inches in width by about 5 in length.
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Athelny had told him that he lived in a house built by Inigo Jones; he had raved, as he raved over everything, over the balustrade of old oak; and when he came down to open the door for Philip he made him at once admire the elegant carving of the lintel.
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No more do I how you can stand there like an ugly bit of rustic carving.
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Uncle Jerry wandered off disconsolately, but solaced himself by buying candy and Swiss carvings until his hands were so full that he couldn't manage his parcels.
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I would betake me to my carving and fashioning of this eye and with my initials below it, the which foolish business (fond and futile though it was) served in no small measure to abate my consuming impatience and the dreary tedium.
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Soon we had the fire going merrily, and whilst my iron was heating, I chose a likely piece of wood, and splitting it with the hatchet, fell to carving it with my knife.
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So she took the worsted and now, sitting in a patch of radiant moonlight, fell to work, she weaving our fish-line with fingers very quick and dexterous, and I carving away at the pin for her hair.
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One evening, after the day's work was over, Rand strolled over to the shack where the Indians lived and found his erstwhile friend sitting on a stone, engaged in slowly carving with a sharp knife the soft wood of a sycamore spar that had been carefully cleared of its branches and smoothed to comparative symmetry.
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The carvings were weird, goggle eyed, snouted and saw-toothed creatures, the like of which could only have originated in the brain of the late Lewis Carroll, who wrote "Alice in Wonderland" or in the dreams of a Siwash nourished on smoked salmon and rancid seal oil.
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At the butt of the pole another Indian had begun with two or three bean tins filled with crude colors evidently made from vegetable dyes, to paint the carvings already finished.
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That totem he's been carving is the insignia of his clan or family, and as he couldn't bring the old family totem pole with him, he carves one wherever he settles for a time, and sets it up.
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With the greatest care the boys went over the lines of the graven ivory comparing the figures with the carvings of the hieroglyphics which the "chief" had carved on his totem pole, and found them to be almost identical, except for a few minor particulars caused by the relief work on the totem, and less crudity in the carvings.
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The boys turned to greet him as he came up, and Rand drew his attention to the ivory, intending to indicate the resemblance of the two carvings.
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Then get a bit of wood and a few carving tools, and see what dainty wonders you can make at home.
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Which he did-no one knew how-and by-and-by, the captain being again summoned, again sulkily returned with another something; over which my popular attendant presided as before: carving with a clasp-knife, his own personal property, something smaller than a Roman sword.
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They also visited the ducal palace, built by Federigo the Second, and lingered there for hours, viewing the paintings, statuary, carvings, tapestries and panelings.
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Gottschalk was paid by the piece for his carving; he was getting better pay now, because he did better work, his employer thought.
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Tasso filled in the time carving wood.
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Examples of Carving

Example #1
The Count threw a glance of singular interest round the interior of this chamber, which was his own-on the familiar objects-on the sombre hangings-on the bed, prepared for sleep.
Example #2
This room, like the other, was furnished in a style of severe elegance, relieved by tasteful ornament.
Example #3
It was a Christ the pallid white relieved by a medallion of dark velvet.
Example #4
His eye, meeting this pale, sad image, was attracted to it for a moment with strange fascination.
Example #5
Spoons made of buffalo horn are found among the Omaha and Ponka, but the Osage, Kansa, and Kwapa use clam shells (ʇihaba, in Ȼegiha; tcühaba, tcühuba, in Kansa), so the Kansa call a small spoon, tcühaba jiñga.
Example #6
Wooden spoons (jaⁿʇehe) were made of knobs or knots of trees.