Definitions

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  • verb UK Simple past tense and past participle of chisel.
  • adjective UK (of a face) having strongly defined facial features.

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Examples

  • 'I charge you, when you next look on your father's monument, to respect the name chiselled there.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • It is, we learn, "a moment/chiselled from the dream" - and thus a reminder of the early influences of surrealism, which precisely forced different times, regions, and identities to merge in one single here, now, and I, dictated by the logic of the dream.

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1990 - Presentation Speech

  • The Minafer monument was a granite block, with the name chiselled upon its one polished side, and the Amberson monument was a white marble shaft, taller than any other in that neighbourhood.

    Chapter 14

  • The Minafer monument was a granite block, with the name chiselled upon its one polished side, and the Amberson monument was a white marble shaft, taller than any other in that neighbourhood.

    The Magnificent Ambersons; illustrated by Arthur William Brown

  • The word chiselled exists solely to describe his face.

    The Velvet Hot Tub | Freshest Stories

  • The phrase is chiselled into one side of a massive block of granite that includes King's likeness emerging from the stone.

    Martin Luther King memorial quote to be changed

  • These have been set up as votive tablets, as commemorative monuments, as tombstones, and are much more costly than the ordinary cut-stone columns and haka chiselled with the figures of divinities in relief.

    Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan Second Series

  • He had known how to brace himself for that other authority -- there had, at any rate, been consistency and even a kind of chiselled magnificence in that stiff brutality -- now there was degradation, crawling devilry, things unmentionable ....

    Fortitude

  • a kind of chiselled cylinder, with wide interstices, so that the stairs are open to the air.

    A Little Tour of France

  • In truth, though, Arsenal were deserving victors, having nullified Marseille in the second half and then chiselled out openings.

    Arsène Wenger salutes Aaron Ramsey after Arsenal win in Marseille

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