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  • Something was slotting into place in his mind, as satisfying as the pieces of a well-carved wooden joint fitting together.

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  • Her gaze scanned the well-carved features of his face.

    My Soul to Keep

  • Her gaze scanned the well-carved features of his face, drinking up the sight.

    My Soul to Keep

  • Our guide would rather show us where centuries of well-carved detail was ripped to shreds by the cyclone Nargis.

    CNN Transcript Jul 17, 2008

  • Our guide would rather show us for centuries of well-carved detail was ripped to shreds by cyclone Nargis.

    CNN Transcript Jul 17, 2008

  • The typical essay, the op-ed piece, the supposedly well-carved, well-polished idea offered by our current critics is, more often than not, often trite, pointless, banal.

    G.K. Chesterton: Common Sense Apostle and Cigar Smoking Mystic

  • This is the secret of paper-thin, even slicing, well-carved birds and roasts, and lightning-quick chopping.

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  • Chinese anchor stones of the period are usually large, well-carved, single stones that were set into the body of the stock to weight the anchor.

    Relics of the Kamikaze

  • These tunnels, carefully built in rubble masonry and covered by well-carved barrel vaults, run in parallel under the courtyard in a southwest-northeast direction, i.e. just underneath the south portico.

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  • The only signs of luxury were here and there a well-carved ebony stick, and a gunstock resplendent with brass tacks.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

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