chiselled chiselled


  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


Derived Word(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.


  • 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


  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:

  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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