chiselling chiselling

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. Cagney loses the neighborhood strawberry blonde (Rita Hay worth) to a chiselling contractor (Jack Carson) and on rebound marries her girl friend (Olivia de Havilland).
  2. I do not say that a record was not made later but I DO say that the whole mess stinks to the high heavens as a petty chiselling graft, taking advantage of men who cannot afford .

Quotes

  1. Mr Livingstone told ITV's London Today: "It would actually be quite nice if the American ambassador in Britain could pay the charge that everybody else is paying and not actually try and skive out of it like some chiselling little crook."
    on Mar 27, 2006 By: Ken Livingstone Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "You have to keep chiselling away and earning as many Ryder Cup points as you can," McGinley said after rounds of 72 and 70 left him six shots behind the clubhouse leader, Soren Kjeldsen, of Denmark midway through a second round which could not...
    on Aug 11, 2006 By: Paul McGinley Source: Independent

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