chisel in

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v chisel in break into a conversation "her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation"
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Quotations

  • King Jr. Martin Luther
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    “The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.”
  • Michelangelo
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    “It is well with me only when I have a chisel in my hand.”

Usage

In literature:

In front, on each jaw, he has two sharp teeth, shaped like the edge of a chisel, and these he uses to gnaw with.
"Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors" by James Johonnot
Kerk chiseled a chunk of meat off the slab in front of him and popped it cheerfully into his mouth.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
Her beautifully chiseled ivory features were fixed in an expression of nameless dread.
"The Copper-Clad World" by Harl Vincent
My eighth is in chisel, but not in wrench.
"Harper's Young People, September 14, 1880" by Various
They saw beauty and pursued it, in colour and sound, by word and chisel.
"Mountain Meditations" by L. Lind-af-Hageby
There was such a refinement in the delicate chiseling of his well-molded features.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
He picked up the chisel, weighed it in his hand, and looked at the girl.
"The Treasure Trail" by Marah Ellis Ryan
The Venners rattled on their foundations, and the plates had been scarred as if by a chisel in the hands of a maniac.
"The Plunderer" by Roy Norton
The care with which he chiselled each line proves that his real seriousness and conscience lay in his artistic purpose.
"Thoughts on Art and Life" by Leonardo da Vinci
The singing Memnon are as songless from their chiselled lips as the tongueless Sphynx half buried in the yellow sand.
"Christ, Christianity and the Bible" by I. M. Haldeman
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In poetry:

Your fist that turned the pinkest rivals pale
Alike with sceptre, chisel, pen or palette,
And could at any moment, gloved in mail,
Smite like a mallet;
"Dies Irae " by Sir Owen Seaman
In the still air the music lies unheard;
In the rough marble beauty hides unseen.
To make the music and the beauty needs
The Master's touch, the Sculptor's chisel keen.
"In the Still Air the Music Lies Unheard" by Horatius Bonar
The sculptor's chisel, at thy mirth's command,
Is as a whistle in his boyish hand;
The painters model fadeth utterly,
And there thou standest--, and he painteth thee--:
"To Santa Claus" by James Whitcomb Riley
We, that do chisel words like chalices,
And moving verses shape with unmoved mind,
Whom wandering in groups by evening seas,
In musical converse ye scarce shall find,--
"Epilogue" by Paul Verlaine
Too much it was: I withered in the breath;
And lay again ten thousand lifeless years;
And then my soul shook, woke--and saw three biers
Chiselled of solid night majestically.
"The Dead Gods" by Cale Young Rice
Who enters here shall feel his soul denied
All welcome: lo! the chiselled form of Love,
That stares in marble on the shrine above
The tomb of Beauty, where he dreamed and died!
"Song" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Where, in terms of fees, is the line between prudent business practice and chiseling the customer.
Son of the Heartland, Cory Chisel performs " Born Again " with his band live in the KEXP studio.
Sliding inside the newly redesigned 2010 Ford Mustang is like slipping into the past with its chrome-rimmed analog gauges, chiseled dash and a chunky steering wheel that just feels good in your hands.
It's FUV Live with Andrew Bird and Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons at the legendary Electric Lady Studios in NYC, hosted by Rita Houston.
The 1.9-inch Chisels bead fit in the Titus Bead-Loc wheel perfectly and I was able to easily and quickly mount up the tires.
Pauly D Proves He Has Rock-Hard, Chiseled Bod in New Shirtless Photo.
Cuyle Carvin is a chiseled veteran of horror movies and stars in the post-apocalyptic Web series 'Revelations.
Chiseled dunes, exotic wildlife and solitude await in the country's surreal landscape.
With hammer and chisel, make the opening wider at the bottom (a process known as undercutting) so the patch is locked in place when it hardens.
The blade is 1/8-in.-thick tempered steel, as tough as a chisel.
Chisel sockets come in many different sizes, so you'll need to take some measurements before turning the handle.
IF THERE WERE a Mount Rushmore for formidable defenders of our freedoms, sculptors would already be chiseling in the likeness of retiring Representative Ron Paul (R-Tex.
All 6 feet 7 inches and 280 chiseled pounds of John Corker attract plenty of attention at the Salvation Army in Fort Worth.
It's plays like that — in addition to the chiseled frame and the high-flying alley-oop finishes — that have everyone raving about Leonard 's potential.
Even though Meese was a General in the Reagan Revolution, though, his influence on a Bush cohort-dominated GOP — one that chiseled Reagan onto Rushmore while ignoring Reagan 's philosophy — is constrained.
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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
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