Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of chisel.

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Examples

  • One thing I hate about sports is just how interested so many fans are in chiselling the players they supposedly root for. notchris Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Agent Zero Suspended

  • One thing I hate about sports is just how interested so many fans are in chiselling the players they supposedly root for.

    Matthew Yglesias » Agent Zero Suspended

  • From my companion, the prince-hierarch, I learned it was begun by an ancient Pharaoh of the same name, one of the kings of the oldest dynasty, who conceived the idea of chiselling into these grand proportions a mass of rock, which, projecting from the Libyan hills, nearly obstructed the view of the principal pyramid.

    The pillar of fire, or, Israel in bondage

  • An ancient human skull is embedded in the entrance shaft, which bears Sabaean chiselling.

    Archaeologists strike gold in quest to find Queen of Sheba's wealth

  • Lucy is joined by Chloe Fontaine, little sister of the legend that is Seb, who's also chiselling out a decent-sized rep for herself of late with several London residencies, studio productions and international gigs.

    Clubs picks of the week

  • Here, in depths of just five metres or so, divers can make a leisurely exploration of the reef, or the coral fingers known as spur-and-groove formations, taking in everything from iridescent parrot fish chiselling into the coral to the steady progress of a conch as it makes its way along the sandy seabed.

    Discover an extraordinary underwater world in the Cayman Islands

  • Last Monday the players at my anti-writersblock roleplay graced me by giving me a rough shape and a glorious mental image of what the ending of my novel could look like and ever since I've been chiselling out words and sentences.

    weekly

  • Only that chiselling on your expenses is acceptable.

    Archive 2009-02-08

  • Yet even when you're sure the bottom of this barrel has been well and truly scraped, some chiselling retailer always manages to discover a concealed basement to the cask.

    World Cup tat: form an orderly queue

  • Real poetry should be as intricate and involved as chiselling a David out of a block of quarried marble.

    Richard Britton Interview

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