• Showing the entrance with carvings of figures above it
    Showing the entrance with carvings of figures above it
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carving creating figures or designs in three dimensions
    • n carving removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape
    • n carving a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Showing doors, columns and carved figures Showing doors, columns and carved figures
Features a large carved figure and a frieze of smaller figures Features a large carved figure and a frieze of smaller figures
Portion of Carved Walnut Virginal Portion of Carved Walnut Virginal
Portion of carved cornice of pinewood Portion of carved cornice of pinewood

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: George Washington's teeth were actually: carved from animal tusks, some of them were also somebody else's teeth, and some of them were from animals like deer and cales.
    • Carving A piece of decorative work cut in stone, wood, or other material. "Carving in wood."
    • Carving The act or art of one who carves.
    • Carving The whole body of decorative sculpture of any kind or epoch, or in any material; as, the Italian carving of the 15th century.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The annual Night of the Radishes is held in Oaxaca, Mexico. It's held on December 23rd of every year as part of a pre-Christmas tradition. Farmers carve figures from radishes and display them in the city's main plaza.
    • n carving The act or art of carving. Specifically
    • n carving A branch of sculpture consisting of work of decorative character rather than statuary or monumental relief.
    • n carving A device or figure carved; a design produced by carving: as, a tomb ornamented with carvings.
    • n carving In coal-mining, nearly the same as cutting (which see).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The saluki is the oldest known breed of domesticated dog. Carvings of animals resembling the saluki have been found in excavations of the Sumerian Empire. They are believed to have originated from between 6,000 and 7,000 B.C.
    • Carving the act or art of carving, a branch of sculpture usually performed on wood or ivory: the device or figure carved: the act or art of cutting up meat at table
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  • Charles Buxton
    Charles Buxton
    “The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.”
  • Kin Hubbard
    “A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen.”
  • Immanuel Kant
    “Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be carved.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
    “The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.”
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
    Michelangelo Buonarroti
    “The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A. S. ceorfan, to cut; Dut. kerven; Ger. kerben, to notch.


In literature:

The present church bears few indications of antiquity, beyond some Norman arches and a little early carving in the tower.
"Exeter" by Sidney Heath
The head is erect, and the forehead encircled by a fillet, much carved.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
These have pointed arches with carved keystones, and formerly were guarded by heavy banisters and carved lions.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
The upper part of the west front and some of the carving may not have been completed within even that period.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Rochester" by G. H. Palmer
And the dripping waters of centuries had fashioned pedestals, carvings, and statues that were beautiful indeed.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
In the Middle Ages some remarkable carvings were produced, mostly working on the same lines as the earliest forms.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
The most important of these carvings which remains is in the cathedral of Ravenna.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students" by Clara Erskine Clement
The carving, which is very delicate and beautiful, is by Thomas Ricketts, a Gloucester sculptor of considerable skill.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Gloucester [2nd ed.]" by H. J. L. J. Massé
But we're modern, and so we make the carving and tapestries give way to us.
"Patty's Friends" by Carolyn Wells
The carved work on the quarter and stern-galleries of men-of-war.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Three of them were carved out of steatite, being skillfully cut and polished.
"Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology" by John D. Baldwin
You must carve nothing but what has life.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
The roof was slightly carved, and the gables ornamented with large wooden rams' horns.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
In a big carved chair in the center sat a very old man, a rolled parchment lying across his knees.
"The Golden Amazons of Venus" by John Murray Reynolds
All these figures were carved in marble and are admirably conceived in relation to their architectural setting.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
As though carved in stone, she sat straight as an arrow, before the glittering golden canopy.
"Letters of a Javanese Princess" by Raden Adjeng Kartini
He struck the buck, and should be at the carving of the haunch.
"William Shakespeare as he lived." by Henry Curling
In carving cut the fillet diagonally, instead of straight across; and put a little gravy in the center of each slice.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
Into this were introduced some of the best specimens of the wood carving.
"Historic Homes" by Mary H. Northend
The frame on the title-page of this volume is of carved wood, decorated with gold stucco.
"Chats on Old Furniture" by Arthur Hayden

In poetry:

He lived a silent life alone,
And laid him down when it was done;
And at his head was placed a stone
On which was carved a name unknown!
"A Career" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
In far Japan this story old
Is carved in ivory, graved in brass,
For jealous Fame, who loves the bold,
Lets not the gracious memory pass.
"The Golden Lotus" by Oscar Fay Adams
As a tame beast writhes and wheedles,
He fawns to be fed with wiles;
You carve him a cross of needles,
And whet them sharp as your smiles.
"Satia te Sanguine" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Carve in stone above his head
Words that some old Christian said:
"Grace he sought, and grace he found,
'Twixt the saddle and the ground!"
"Short Shrift" by Harry Breaker Morant
Poets that lasting marble seek
Must carve in Latin or in Greek;
We write in sand, our language grows,
And, like the tide, our work o'erflows.
"Of English Verse" by Edmund Waller
And my Prentices now will surely come
And carve me bone from bone,
And I who have rifled the dead man's grave
Shall never have rest in my own.
"The Surgeon's Warning" by Robert Southey

In news:

Gravestones were carved with frightful motifs like angels of death and winged skeletons.
Maybe it's the super-generous serving of thickly carved, spit-seared meat.
Cliff Borgerding grew up on a farm near Freeport and then spent many years as an accountant before finding the satisfying activity of wood carving.
George Washington High's Jennifer Garner carves out a thoroughly unpleasant character for herself in the new movie, "Butter.".
Go Hawks - pumking carved by Jeff Miller, Cedar Rapids.
Though many kids love the thrill of carving pumpkins, dressing.
Spillways carved into concrete walls deliver roof rainwater to be stored in the wetland, reused later to irrigate vegetation.
Michael Flanigan says he is uncertain of the identity of the building carved on the side of this hippopotamus tooth.
The 61-year-old self-described "big kid with a lot of hobbies" has perfected a 10-year hobby of carving intricate designs into foam pumpkins.
On his sixth proper studio album, southern rocker Will Hoge is fitting nicely into the groove he has carved out over the previous decade, crawling from bar to bar across the nation playing mostly sold out shows.
Others carve up neighborhoods of the Libyan capital into fiefdoms.
Hoodoo carves its place in snow-sport history at 75 years old.
Did you use math to carve your pumpkin this year.
It seems that the recording process for Prong's eighth studio album, "Carved Into Stone," has rolled into constant touring.
As ice in Greenland melts at the surface, water carves fissures and reaches the base, where ice meets land.

In science:

While it is a matter of the observer’s choice what degrees of freedom to associate with an object, the sub ject must be determined as a matter of fact prior to any observer-orchestrated carving up of the problem.
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility
A conspicuous feature of N83B uncovered by the HST images is the cavity carved in the diffuse nebula by the strong wind of the central star #10 which has a particularly strong ultraviolet radiation (Table 3).
HST study of the LMC compact star forming region N83B
It intuitively means that carving away from the L-walk boundary partition function the contribution of one connected domain with two boundary punctures brings us back to the Lwalk bulk partition function.
Conformal Fractal Geometry and Boundary Quantum Gravity
Since with decreasing R we carve out a smaller piece of the homogeneous interior, the total initial mass is smaller, giving us a lower bound for the mass of black holes in this model.
Quantum Riemannian Geometry and Black Holes
On the right part of the figure can be seen a zoom on these patterns, on the Autocad file generated to carve the array.
Fresnel Interferometric Imager: ground-based prototype
Fig. 10. A microscopic 72 arc seconds, galaxy-shaped target, laser carved into a metal foil is illuminated with a halogen source and collimated.
Fresnel Interferometric Imager: ground-based prototype
In part the lack of such a correlation was driven by the inclusion of a significant number of ob jects with X-ray features carved by AGN ejecta.
Hydrostatic Gas Constraints on Supermassive Black Hole Masses: Implications for Hydrostatic Equilibrium and Dynamical Modelling in a Sample of Early-Type Galaxies
This is an indication that Azumaya structure is fundamentally/solidly carved into a D-brane world-volume as part of its substantial building structures.
Nontrivial Azumaya noncommutative schemes, morphisms therefrom, and their extension by the sheaf of algebras of differential operators: D-branes in a $B$-field background \`a la Polchinski-Grothendieck Ansatz
Left panels: a drawing of the 13 mm glass block into which our two trial geometries { the \Fanout" and the \Tube" { were carved by pulsed laser.
Photonic Technologies for a Pupil Remapping Interferometer
It has early been proposed that inspiraling binaries could carve a core inside ∼ rh , thus providing an explanation for the mass deficits present in the center of gas-poor giant ellipticals (Makino & Ebisuzaki 1996).
Mergers of Unequal Mass Galaxies: Supermassive Black Hole Binary Evolution and Structure of Merger Remnants
The cylinder was initially carved out from perfect FCC lattice and before compression, it was 2.5nm in diameter and 7.5nm in height, comprising 2016 atoms (see figure 3) with periodic boundary conditions imposed along all three directions.
Realistic time-scale fully atomistic simulations of surface nucleation of dislocations in pristine nanopillars
Each bar is an idiophone with varying cross section carved for producing a harmonic, clearly defined tone such that it can be tuned to a pitch of a musical scale.
Music in Terms of Science
Somewhat in parallel with the renowned Banach contraction principle (see, for instance, ), Kannan’s fixed point theorem has carved out a niche for itself in fixed point theory since its inception in 1969 .
On a Fixed Point Theorem for a Cyclical Kannan-type Mapping
Density estimates p(~v |S ) and p(~v |B ) are obtained for the signal S and background B in the variable space V ∋ ~v provided, and used to carve out a signalrich region.
Quaero: Motivation, Summary, Status
In some cases I also carved up the galaxy into annuli, and allowed the center of each annulus to vary with respect to the next one.
Dark Matter in Galaxies: Observational overview