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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Wood-carving the process of carving in wood
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  • Buddha
    “As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wudu; cog. with Ice. vidhr, wood; akin to Ir. fiodh, timber.


In literature:

Paete, at the extreme east of the Laguna de Bay, is the centre for white-wood furniture and wood-carving.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
They know, as the Chinese have it, that rotten wood cannot be carved.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney
A rich sarcophagus stood in the midst, Of deftly inlaid woods, or carved, or bronzed.
"Stories in Verse" by Henry Abbey
He had planned a most beautiful set of carvings in wood for a chapel belonging to a nobleman's mansion.
"The Crofton Boys" by Harriet Martineau
At his side he carried a long dagger, with a gold handle and a scabbard of fine carved wood.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
One round wood-carving: a female bust.
"The Samuel Butler Collection at Saint John's College Cambridge" by Henry Festing Jones
This is always of wood, richly ornamented with carvings and gilding.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Famous for brasswork and wood-carving.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
Then he took some wood and carved five more images, and set all of them aside.
"A Treasury of Eskimo Tales" by Clara Kern Bayliss
It was fixed on two horizontal poles, and supported on arches of wood neatly carved.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
For a few moments the picture was at its best, actors and spectator looking as rigid as if carved in wood or stone.
"In the Mahdi's Grasp" by George Manville Fenn
Their silver work and wood carving are fine.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
Switzerland has long been famous for its wood carving, and many of the curios found in this country have come from the Swiss mountain villages.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
All the carvings upon wood were covered with gold, and precious stones were set among them for light and beauty.
"Child's Story of the Bible" by Mary A. Lathbury
Near the tomb an ideal of Purgatory is exhibited, consisting of wood carvings.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
Above and at the sides are great saints in carved wood, and angels with floating drapery.
"The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia" by William Somerset Maugham
Thebaw's palace is therefore of wood, though it is gorgeous with carving and gilt.
"A Tour of the Missions" by Augustus Hopkins Strong
It was some time after dinner, and the woods were darkening, when Martin Lorimer and I sat together on the carved veranda.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
There is wood-carving, or was.
"Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific" by Felix Speiser
The's a lot of 'em in that little carved-wood box there.
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye

In poetry:

Woke, and from the smoking embers
Seized and quenched the glowing wood;
And therefrom he carved an image,
And he saw that it was good.
"By The Fireside : Gaspar Becerra" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I carved my name upon the wood,
And, after years, returned again;
I missed the shadow of the tree
That stretched of old upon the plain.
"Carving A Name" by Horatio Alger Jr
White fields, that are winter-starved,
Black woods, that are winter-fraught,
Cold, harsh as a face death-carved
With the iron of some black thought.
"Snow" by Madison Julius Cawein
Our hair combed back is carved in wood,
the moon walks over our ebony shoulders.
A distant cockcrow, the night goes by, silent.
Rich is the rime of love, withered the dowry.
"Statue of a Couple" by Czeslaw Milosz
It is a high, carved sideboard made of oak.
The dark old wood, like old folks, seems kind;
Its drawers are open, and its odours soak
The darkness with the scent of strong old wine.
"The Sideboard" by Arthur Rimbaud
Who that Titan cromlech fills?
Forest-kaiser, lord o' the hills?
Knight who on the birchen tree
Carved his savage heraldry?
Priest o' the pine-wood temples dim,
Prophet, sage, or wizard grim?
"The Grave" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

New Authentic African Art For Sale At Acacia Wood Carvings.
Popular wood carving class comes to Highland Park.
When we first blogged on woodworker Yo Takimoto's DIY class in Venice, the headline read: "Where carving wood is a sellout event".
For the past 18+ years their relationship has expanded to embrace the carving of wood.
When they met, Jane knew nothing about wood carving.
Konstantinos Papadakis has been carving wood for 65 years, and he has no intention of stopping.
Aubrie Wall, 25, of rural Granville enjoys the hobby of wood carving.
Midwest Woodworker 's Association member carves wood at Pumpkin Festival.
Local Boonville resident Fred Oerly can be found at home most of the time carving figures, mostly animals, out of wood.
Artists Rachel S Lamb and C. Peter Ordway will exhibit their painted relief wood carvings at the Saranac Lake Free Library from Monday, Oct 15, to Nov 18 in a show titled "Carvings, Contemporary and Abstract .".
Lamb produces dramatically stained and painted carved forms in wood.
Carved wood is also a beautiful decorative statement.
A group of wood sculptors carved for a cause in Jones County.
Resident Tom Austin stands with a wood carving he created along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail in Taylor.
Mifflin County?win is carved in wood.