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Definition of "chiseling" [chiseling]

  • Present participle of chisel. (verb)

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Use "chiseling" in a sentence
  • "A set of iconoclastic monks whom the Christian world is pleased to designate as St. Patrick, and who probably early in the fifth century of our era amused themselves by chiseling from the Irish monuments many of the symbols of the female power, removed also the figures of serpents which had for ages appeared in connection with the emblems of woman, and by this act won the plaudits of an admiring Christian world; chiefly, however, for the skill manifested in "banishing snakes from Ireland.""
  • "Margaret Foley, who, amid the hum of the machinery of the Lowell cotton mills, first conceived the idea of chiseling her thought on the surface of a "smooth-lipped shell," was obliged to go to Rome in order to get the necessary instruction in cameo-cutting."
  • "I sorry if it offends you that Jews have committed ethnic cleansing, or that they sometimes do unattractive things such as chiseling for an advantage."