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  • noun Plural form of chiseller.


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  • Their laughter was scornful: what in the name of the Lord God Almighty was the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South doing at a garden party with Rupert Murdoch and his fell host of media chisellers and panderers?

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  • There are so many chisellers in this business that we make it our policy to approach the author first direct — if he wants to take any ten-percenters in afterwards, that's his affair.

    The Saint on Guard

  • I'm talking about the chisellers and the vermin who followed mining-they didn't care what, so long as they could unload it on somebody.

    Making A Mine In Canada

  • I know when I go down to New York and get mixed up with the chisellers, I always feel it in my mind -- I think that everybody is wrong and I always want to shake everything.

    Making A Mine In Canada

  • So skilfully were they placed that the unobservant put them down as wrinkles on the countenance of a homely, middle-aged woman; but he who read as he ran saw that the lines about the eyes were quizzical, shrewd lines, which come from the practice of gauging character at a glance; that the mouth-markings meant tolerance and sympathy and humour; that the forehead furrows had been carved there by those master chisellers, suffering and sacrifice.

    Cheerful—By Request

  • The diocese of Hippo had to deal with many houses and immense _fundi_, upon which lived an entire population of artisans and freed-men, agricultural labourers, and even art-workers -- smelters, embroiderers, chisellers on metals.

    Saint Augustin

  • Most chisellers seem to copy their acanthus leaves from the cabbage in their soup.

    Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster

  • Old chisellers say that no one can model anything wholly bad in red wax, and there is truth in the saying.

    Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster

  • Of all the twenty chisellers of various ages who hammered from morning till night in the rooms outside, one only -- Gianbattista Bordogni -- had been thought worthy by his master to share the privacy of the inner studio.

    Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster

  • A bunch of stuck up pirates and cheap chisellers who lived by the lie and in the end couldn't manage the loot.

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