from The Century Dictionary.

  • To cut; carve; engrave; sculpture.
  • To flense, flay, or take the skin and blubber from, as a seal.
  • noun The skin of a seal removed with the blubber adhering to it.
  • Abbreviations of the Latin sculpsit, he (or she) engraved or carved (it): also sc. and sculps.
  • of sculptor;
  • of sculptural
  • of sculpture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb Obs. or Humorous. To sculpture; to carve; to engrave.

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  • verb obsolete To sculpture; to carve or engrave.


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See sculptor.


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  • The core of the tradition is the “canon of proportions,” which has its antecedents in Egyptian theory of sculp - ture and its descendants in the formulations for art by artists such as Dürer, Leonardo, and Le Corbusier.


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  • Greece; it finds expression in its literature and philoso - phy (except that of Plato), and its influence can be traced in the sad dignity of the farewell scenes sculp - tured on many tombs.


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  • Like Pythagoras 'reduction of “woodland notes wild” to mathematical ratio, the writers within this tradition have tried to make of painting and sculp - ture arts wholly intelligible in mathematical terms.



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  • To separate hide and fat from a carcass, as of a seal.

    December 10, 2007