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Cold-Chisel

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cold-Chisel a strong and finely-tempered chisel for cutting cold metal, as distinguished from a blacksmith's chisel for cutting hot iron
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ceald; Scot, cauld, Ger. kalt; cog. also with Eng. cool, Ice. kala, to freeze, L. gelidusgelu, frost.

Usage

In literature:

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 Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
Then the locks were forced with a cold chisel and hammer, and the lid thrown back.
"The Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne
Eyes and mouth were cold and hard as chiseled marble.
"Bucky O'Connor" by William MacLeod Raine
Cold chisels, fulcrums, prying, heaving, boring.
"The Drums Of Jeopardy" by Harold MacGrath
When you make up your mind to keep your mouth shut a feller couldn't open it with a cold chisel.
"Shavings" by Joseph C. Lincoln
My right fist's got a cramp in it this minute, and you couldn't open it again with a cold chisel.
"Cap'n Warren's Wards" by Joseph C. Lincoln
It didn't seem to matter whether they bought bacon, cold chisels, wedges, or shot; yet they looked sober.
"Bar-20 Days" by Clarence E. Mulford
He carried a cold-chisel and hammer, but he found no use for them, for the pulley was roped to the deadhead.
"The Iron Trail" by Rex Beach
The convulsions in the features of the young Sioux disappeared, and her countenance became cold and rigid, like chiselled stone.
"The Prairie" by J. Fenimore Cooper
Search was made for a cold-chisel, but to no purpose.
"A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder" by James De Mille
Shall I try rhubarb, or let it get cold and chisel it off?
"Cobwebs From an Empty Skull" by Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)
Chisel, cold for metals or stone.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
Suppose two men are grinding on the same stone; each has, say, a cold chisel to grind, as shown at Fig.
"Watch and Clock Escapements" by Anonymous
There was a broken kitchen spoon, and a cold chisel, and some other metal articles.
"Little Fuzzy" by Henry Beam Piper
We cut them easily with a cold chisel.
"Time Crime" by H. Beam Piper
One sharp twist and pry with his cold-chisel forced this flimsy outer door away from its lock.
"Phantom Wires" by Arthur Stringer
You didn't cut collapsium with a cold chisel, or even an atomic torch.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
This varies all the way from hollow ground razors to cold-chisels.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
Walter, fetch me the cold chisel and hammer which you brought on shore.
"The South Sea Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
Then he applied a cold chisel and pounded.
"The Year When Stardust Fell" by Raymond F. Jones
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In poetry:

I would I could see her face again,
That furrowed face of care,
That I might woo away the pain
My coldness chiseled there;
And lie for her the tombs between,
Where the grass is growing green.
"Afterward" by Samuel Alfred Beadle