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Definitions of carved

  1. made for or formed by carving (` carven' is archaic or literary); " the carved fretwork"; " an intricately carved door"; " stood as if carven from stone"

Usage examples for carved

  1. The chairs were very dilapidated and I did not recognize their possibilities, but I noticed the arms of the elbow chairs were particularly good, being carved at the junction of the horizontal and vertical pieces with eagles' heads. – Grain and Chaff from an English Manor by Arthur H. Savory
  2. An open hand is often carved in the upper compartment as well as the sun and moon. – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman
  3. " Yes," he answered, sinking into the Abbess's high carved chair. – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  4. The stern also rose about five feet in height, but had no figure carved on it. – Pioneers in Canada by Sir Harry Johnston
  5. Think of the old hand that carved that date! – Two Little Women on a Holiday by Carolyn Wells
  6. When we came to Keilhau he was already sixty- six years old, a man of lofty stature, with a face which seemed to be carved with a dull knife out of brown wood. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  7. The sofa was of richly carved mahogany. – Bride of the Mistletoe by James Lane Allen
  8. Vanna was standing by the sofa in the corner, looking down on the carved oak table. – A Question of Marriage by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  9. These last were sometimes neatly carved. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  10. The fourth side was occupied by two large windows and a great stone chimney- piece, carved with the arms of the Maletroits. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  11. He walked down the alley at the side, and found a stone stairway he knew quite well, a stairway that led to a carved door. – Beggars on Horseback by F. Tennyson Jesse
  12. In the left back corner is a huge fireplace carved with the arms of the Maletroits. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  13. He sat in a cave, looking down past a tortured wilderness of sand and bush and wind- carved rock, miles in the thin clear air to the glitter of metal where the rocket lay. – Duel on Syrtis by Poul William Anderson
  14. It is built with great stone, all smooth, and plain, without the least bit of carved work on it. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  15. I think- though John rarely betrayed it- he had strongly this presentiment of future power, which may often be noticed in men who have carved out their own fortunes. – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  16. Through the hills to the east, the water from the lake has carved itself a narrow outlet, and the stream which rushes away through this gorge is the beginning of the River Lee. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  17. Statues of the deceased and his wife, carved in the solid rock, were there enthroned. – Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
  18. Close by this, however, were a finely carved reading chair and table, ready to receive all the light which the window might choose to let in. – Ahead of the Army by W. O. Stoddard
  19. Mr. Jones carved the mutton, and Captain Clayton was helped first. – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
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