chiselled chiselled

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
  2. (v) engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud
  3. (v) deprive somebody of something by deceit
  4. (v) carve with a chisel

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Usage(s):

  1. Realists, they chiselled the seamed, tense, virile faces of the men who built Rome, who strove for justice and power rather than beauty.
  2. Phoebe Foster is sleek and chiselled, a decorative element without which the play would not have been properly translated.
  3. When they had a terrible, disgraced Pharaoh, they chiselled his likeness off of all the monuments, pillars, etc.

News

  • Cricket-Australia seize control as England dig in

    (Adds more quotes) * England 247 for four in reply to Australia's 492-9 declared * Ultra-cautious hosts lose Cook, Root, Trott and Pietersen * Need another 46 runs to avoid follow-on at the Oval By Ed Osmond LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Australia chiselled out four key wickets in an ultra-cautious England batting display to take control of the fifth and final Ashes test on an absorbing third day ...
    on August 24, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "To get six-pack abs is easy but to maintain a chiselled body is the most difficult task. As always, achieving anything is easy but maintaining that is difficult," Bollywood actor-producer Suniel Shetty told IANS.
    on Jul 30, 2009 By: Shetty Source: Times of India

  2. "To see how tough he is and to see his physique, he's a chiselled 215, was very impressive," says Iginla. "He'll go in there with anybody and do well."
    on Oct 2, 2008 By: Jarome Iginla Source: TSN.ca

  3. "Charlton Heston looked like he came from another era," Osborne said in a June 2006 interview. "He looked like he was kind of chiselled out of granite. He looked heroic."
    on Apr 6, 2008 By: Robert Osborne Source: Economic Times

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