Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A simplified spelling of carve.

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Examples

  • Hopkins coined the term inscape as shorthand for what Wiman describes as “carv [ing] language so closely … that to read the lines aloud is to feel the physical fact of what they describe ….”

    A Note on Christian Wiman’s Reading of Basil Bunting : Ange Mlinko : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • Timber from the trunk was used for building and for carv ing gods; the wiry fiber that grew in the crown was woven into fabric; ribs of the fronds when dried were suitable for starting fires, and sharper ribs, from the leaves, were used in making darts.

    Hawaii

  • Drop the silent e after lv and rv: involv, twelv, carv, deserv.

    Chapter 8. American Spelling. 5. Simplified Spelling

  • I walked through many streets, some broad and straight with high, modern buildings, some narrow, gloomy, and tortuous, be - tween the gables of quaint old houses whose over - hanging stories, elaborately ornamented with carv - ings in wood and stone, almost met above my head.

    Can Such Things Be

  • In the districts around Kandahar, a newly reported American tactic is simply to raze individual houses or even whole villages believed to be booby-trapped by the Taliban, as well as tree lines “where insurgents could hide.” American troops have also been “blow[ing] up outbuildings, flatten[ing] agricultural walls, and carv[ing] new ‘military roads,’ because existing ones are so heavily mined… right through farms and compounds.” And now, reports Rajiv Chandrasekaran of the Washington Post, the Marines are also sending the first contingent of M1 Abrams tanks with a “main gun that can destroy a house more than a mile away” into the south.

    Tom Engelhardt: How to Schedule a War: The Incredible Shrinking Withdrawal Date

  • In the districts around Kandahar, a newly reported American tactic is simply to raze individual houses or even whole villages believed to be booby-trapped by the Taliban, as well as tree lines & ldquo; where insurgents could hide. ” American troops have also been & ldquo; blow [ing] up outbuildings, flatten [ing] agricultural walls, and carv [ing] new & lsquo; military roads, & rsquo; because existing ones are so heavily mined… right through farms and compounds. ” And now, reports Rajiv Chandrasekaran of the Washington Post, the Marines are also sending the first contingent of M1 Abrams tanks with a & ldquo; main gun that can destroy a house more than a mile away” into the south.

    Tom Engelhardt: How to Schedule a War: The Incredible Shrinking Withdrawal Date

  • And, becaufe he's their betters, you carv for him firft;

    The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin

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