• Firmer-Chisel
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chiseler a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
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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
    • n chiseler One who works with a chisel; one who carves, cuts, or shapes with a chisel.
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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:

If Miss Hosmer has genius for sculpture, give her a chisel.
"The Abominations of Modern Society" by Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
Copper-tipped drills, chisels, punches and awls were also made.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
After these are made to fit, the upper ends may be rounded down by chisel and compasses, or bevelled, using the plane.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
This chest, though small, was extremely heavy and strong, being dug out with the chisel and gouge from a solid block of oak.
"After London" by Richard Jefferies
The introduction of mindless automatic machinery has starved out the chisel.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVII. No. 101. May, 1876." by Various
Invisible hands deface his icy statuary; his chisel has lost its cunning.
"In the Catskills" by John Burroughs
Sculptor's chisel loves to present the form of Christ.
"New Tabernacle Sermons" by Thomas De Witt Talmage
A chisel-shaped point is the most convenient, as it does not wear away so quickly.
"The Practice and Science Of Drawing" by Harold Speed
Now, the cement has flaked off, and the work of the first chisel is exposed to view.
"Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt" by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero

In poetry:

His eyes he lifted tremblingly
Until a hand they spied:
A chisel-scar on it he saw,
And a deep, torn scar beside.
"After An Old Legend" by George MacDonald
Life chisels, the ulterior you,
Brow, cheek angelical,
And figure on life's handsome mould
Modelled till it excel.
"Immortal Eve - III" by Manmohan Ghose
I remember those crosses with chiseled suns and moons
And wizards, how they worked during an outbreak of typhus.
Send your second soul beyond the mountains, beyond time.
Tell me what you saw, I will wait.
"I Sleep a Lot" by Czeslaw Milosz
I have long enough been working down in my cellar,
Working spade and pick, boring-chisel and drill;
I long for wider spaces, airy, clear-dark, and stellar:
Successless labour never the love of it did fill.
"After The Fashion of An Old Emblem" by George MacDonald
With reverent hands we cleanse from grime
The legend chiselled there,
Which now, triumphant over time,
Still proves the sculptor's care,
Engraved when on this wave-girt hill
The Pagan gods were potent still.
"Delio Patri" by John Lawson Stoddard
I sat in the Muses' Hall at the mid of the day,
And it seemed to grow still, and the people to pass away,
And the chiselled shapes to combine in a haze of sun,
Till beside a Carrara column there gleamed forth One.
"Rome: The Vatican-Sala Delle Muse." by Thomas Hardy

In news:

I mounted the Chisels up on Pro-Line's new Titus 1.9 inch weighted Bead-Loc wheels.
The 1.9-inch Chisels really hooked up.
How Larry Williams Hones a Chisel – Don't Blink.
Patrick Muldoon on staying chiseled .
See Mark Wahlberg's Sexy, Chiseled Body.
Talent chiseled by hard knocks.
Daniel Craig's chiseled torso made into lick-able treat.
A 9/11 Cornerstone, Chiseled With a New York Accent.
At his daughter's wedding, he cast his chiseled Ecuadorean features into a stone-face d glare as he posed for a picture.
If someone needed sugar, they would chisel a piece off the sugar loaf .
Grand Rapids native Randy Finch brings chain saws, chisels and sledge hammers to a new.
Those four legs needed some work to accept some stretchers between them, so the saws, and chisels came out.
The Cadillac ATS is a strong first effort, one that brings something new to the compact sport-sedan world — chiseled American style mated to a world-class chassis.
Chiseled abs, a defined midsection, and a powerful core require more than sit-ups, crunches, and the latest miracle diet.
Reverend Guitars Introduces Reeves Gabrels Signature Model with Railhammer Chisel Pickups.

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