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  • Firmer-Chisel
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj chiseled having a clean and distinct outline as if precisely cut along the edges "a finely chiseled nose","well-defined features"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Paring-Chisel. Framing-Chisel. Mortise-Chisel Paring-Chisel. Framing-Chisel. Mortise-Chisel
Paring with a Chisel Paring with a Chisel
Perpendicular Chiseling Perpendicular Chiseling
Chiseling End Wood Chiseling End Wood
Right and Wrong Ways of Perpendicular Chiseling Right and Wrong Ways of Perpendicular Chiseling
Mallet Chiseling Mallet Chiseling
Testing the Sharpness of a Chisel Testing the Sharpness of a Chisel
Adjustable Chisel-Gage. Wooden Bench-Plane Adjustable Chisel-Gage. Wooden Bench-Plane

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chiseled Worked with a chisel, or as with a chisel; clear-cut; statuesque.
    • chiseled Shaped like a chisel: as, a crowbar with a chiseled edge.
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  • King Jr. Martin Luther
    “The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
    “War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.”
  • Michelangelo
    “It is well with me only when I have a chisel in my hand.”


In literature:

With a saw and a mortise-chisel, a saddle of the pattern shown in fig.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
How like chiseled marble she looked, lying there in her absolute helplessness beneath his stranger gaze!
"Idle Hour Stories" by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
The chisel, and the stricken marble grows To beauty.
"Handy Dictionary of Poetical Quotations" by Various
He it was who chiselled the universe out of Chaos.
"Myths and Legends of China" by E. T. C. Werner
Slowly draw the chisel back and at the same time raise the handle until the chisel begins to cut about 1/4" to 3/8" from the heel.
"A Course In Wood Turning" by Archie S. Milton and Otto K. Wohlers
A square socket was chiseled out around the small hole to receive a nut.
"The Scientific American Boy" by A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
And Mendelssohn, that faultless chiseller!
"His Masterpiece" by Emile Zola
But, taking the chisel from Blueskin, Jack quickly forced back the bolt.
"Jack Sheppard" by William Harrison Ainsworth
By me lay a few tools, one of which, a chisel, was broken.
"The English Gipsies and Their Language" by Charles G. Leland
The chisel is a long flat piece, filled into a handle of wood.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16" by Robert Kerr
His face had taken on a chiseled appearance, as if it had been cut in stone.
"The Furnace of Gold" by Philip Verrill Mighels
Now, under her shadow lay the man "who could turn his hand to anything," on his back with hammer and chisel in hand.
"The Book of Missionary Heroes" by Basil Mathews
A few of them I would put into the acid bath, as I would a casting, to clean them before chiselling them down.
"Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster" by F. Marion Crawford
She was petite, her hair black, her eyes dark brown, her lips ruby-red, and her nose and chin finely chiselled.
"The Harris-Ingram Experiment" by Charles E. Bolton
It is then removed, its base or neck being divided by means of the chisel.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Had they owned an auger or a mortising chisel, or even a good gimlet, the thing would have been easy enough.
"The Cliff Climbers" by Captain Mayne Reid
Axes and ice chisels were the powerful tools required to-day.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
Some careless workman had left a mallet and chisel lying by a huge slab of stone.
"The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters" by Charles Henry Lerrigo
The head must be cut through with chisel or a fine saw.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
Three hundred chisels and hammers were dropped on the instant.
"Flamsted quarries" by Mary E. Waller

In poetry:

Sculptor of demons and of goddesses,
I chisel also an eidolon of love
in ebony, adorning him with black roses
that bear the thorns of pain and sorrow.
"Eros of Ebony" by Clark Ashton Smith
Not to chisel ornaments,
But to chisel with free stroke the heads and limbs of plenteous
Supreme Gods, that The States may realize them, walking and
"Myself And Mine" by Walt Whitman
He wander'd homeward, and in musing mood
Stay'd his slow steps beside a marble block,
Hewn from some far unstain'd Italian rock,
That for his shaping chisel waiting stood.
"The Sculptor" by Walter Richard Cassels
And yet I pine;--this beautiful completeness
Is incomplete, to my desiring heart;
'Tis Beauty's form, without her soul of sweetness--
The pure, but chiseled loveliness of art.
"Waiting" by Frances Fuller Victor
I can go nigh and lift the mournful veil,
I can look down and touch the chiselled lips,--
Remember that they were not always pale,
But red--ah, rosy-red--with smiles and quips.
"The Death of Love " by James Herbert Morse
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

In news:

A bigger paycheck on Wall St. A 9/11 Cornerstone, Chiseled With a New York Accent.
Chiseled words: Combat 'every tyranny over the mind of man'.
The 'Human Barbie' has become an Internet sensation and the object of many men's affections since photos of her unnaturally tiny waist, bulging breasts and chiseled face hit websites.
But for many woodworkers, cutting dovetails the traditional way -- with saw and chisels -- is an insurmountable challenge.
Here, I'll share my own method for cutting through dovetails (which are easier to cut than half- or full-blind dovetails ) with a handsaw and a chisel.
Call before excavations, including: Chisel plowing Subsoiling Ripping Drain tile excavating Terracing Waterway projects Digging or driving a new fence post Any project penetrating soil 15 inches or more.
As Marc Maniac chisels the finishing touches onto a jack-o'-lantern's grin, it's easy to mistake the pumpkin carver for a surgeon.
These chiseled HUNKS have been handpicked from around the world to bring you.
As Michelle Obama chisels out a new model for the office of first lady, she has become a key campaign asset.
Matchbook-size chips of bark and wood chiseled from a feeding tree or log are sure signs of its presence.
My favorite chisel whacker comes from my hardware store's plumbing department.
Pollock's Chiseled Curves and Narcissism 's New Face: Today's TNR Reader.
The engraver His canvas is metal, a chisel is his paintbrush.
Her complexion is supernaturally smooth, over an impossibly chiseled bone structure.
Head shapes include the chisel head, rounded head and flat head.

In science:

As a by product of the rapid developments in jet physics there has also recently been tremendous interest in using a somewhat more sophisticated understanding of jets and their properties, gained via relatively simple analytical calculations, as a chisel for improving the prominence of new physics signals at the LHC.
Recent progress in QCD calculations for e^+e^- annihilation and hadron collisions