Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In zoology and botany, having elevated or impressed marks on the surface: as, sculptured elytra; sculptured seeds; a sculptured carapace.

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  • adjective Made like a sculpture.
  • adjective Well shaped.

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  • adjective cut into a desired shape
  • adjective resembling sculpture

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Examples

  • Seventy years ago, these inscriptions were the puzzle and despair of the learned; but since modern science has plucked out the heart of its mystery, the whole Temple lies before us an open volume filled to overflowing with strange and quaint and heterogeneous matter – a Talmud in sculptured stone. 4

    A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

  • As the poetry of Chaucer corresponds, in its wealth and intimacy of decoration, to the illuminations and tapestries of the middle ages, so the epigrams given under this section constantly recall the sculptured reliefs and the engraved gems of Greek art.

    Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology

  • I see in him a different type to that of the Arab – a something, however slight, which recalls the sculptured figures in the tomb of Ti.

    A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

  • Has any orthodox preacher, or any preacher in an orthodox pulpit uttered a paragraph of what may be called sculptured speech since Henry Ward Beecher died?

    The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume VIII. Interviews

  • A rangy brunette with the kind of sculptured face he remembered from his years in Caracas, she had shown Clan to a private little shelter just large enough for two.

    Empire Builders

  • They had not even noticed the ancient sarcophagus in front of the altar except as 'some odd kind of sculptured ornament.'

    God's Good Man

  • They had not even noticed the ancient sarcophagus in front of the altar except as 'some odd kind of sculptured ornament.'

    God's Good Man

  • They had not even noticed the ancient sarcophagus in front of the altar except as 'some odd kind of sculptured ornament.'

    God's Good Man

  • Perhaps the most delicate and beautiful kind of sculptured or modelled relief is to be found in the work of the Florentine school of the fifteenth century, more especially that of Donatello and Desiderio di

    Line and Form (1900)

  • They are evidently quite frightful things to him under any other condition, and most of all if they are rough and jagged; but if smooth, looking "sculptured," like the sides of a ship, and forming a cave or shelter for him, he begins to think them endurable.

    Selections From the Works of John Ruskin

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