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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete spelling of chisel.

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Examples

  • A stately palace composed the body of the place, and in that palace were porticoes, galleries, halls, and chambers, of an admirable beauty; all was cut in the living stone, and wrought so curiously, that the works seemed to be cast within a mould, and not cut by the chizzel.

    The Works of John Dryden

  • A stately palace composed the body of the place, and in that palace were porticoes, galleries, halls, and chambers, of an admirable beauty; all was cut in the living stone, and wrought so curiously, that the works seemed to be cast within a mould, and not cut by the chizzel.

    The works of John Dryden, $c now first collected in eighteen volumes. $p Volume 16

  • If any where through my pifturefque attempts there is at all the main de mditre, there, to me, I fay, it afluredly is; if any of thofe fine lines or ftrokes of the whether pencil or chizzel, any where, even there.

    Reflection: A Poem, in Four Cantos ...

  • The materials are then delivered over to the Potters, where it passes from wheel to wheel and from hand to hand; one applying it to the mold, another thinning it with the chizzel, a third smoothing the edges: thus a cup or saucer shall sometimes pass through seventy hands before it is compleated; each of which uses such dispatch, that a workman at the wheel requires but three deniers [half a farthing] for twenty-six pieces.

    Hau Kiou Choaan

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