from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who carves wood.


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  • A monk collected all the bones, and a wood-carver was hired to assemble them in the church.

    The Adults

  • A passionate wood-carver … His beliefs in art were that all subjects were comprised of one or more of the following shapes: "the egg, the round pebble and the blade of grass".

    The Story Of a Genius - Constantin Brancusi

  • I have what Papa calls quick hands, the hands of a true wood-carver.


  • Veit Stoss (1445/50-1533), Nuremburg's master wood-carver and sculptor, is represented with "The Mother of God" (1520), a beautifully preserved wooden piece in which a regal Mary is shown with a large, delicate crown and superbly carved drapery.

    Masters of the German Renaissance

  • I’m more of an obsessive wood-carver with a single subject thus farmy father.

    Excerpt: The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat

  • Silversmith, saddler, watchmaker, wood-carver, violinist, inventor, and painter—as well as the creator of the first set of enamel teeth ever made in America—this remarkably protean genius who had also done distinguished service in the Revolutionary War aspired to establish a great public institution dedicated to the cultivation of aesthetic taste and the diffusion of scientific knowledge.


  • Sire Harlan's captain is also a wood-carver, and he's heard that if they try the same again next year, the non-Guild crafts-people have threatened to hold their own Faires-outside the gates, and just off the road.

    The Lark And The Wren

  • He never told his family what he had made of Alicia's strange gesture, but I at least know what he did, because I still retain prooi. lie went to an Indian wood-carver and asked him to make a sturdy doll, the size of an eight-year-old giil.


  • Dylan studied the almost flexible carving, unable to decide whether the master wood-carver had shown a face laughing or screaming.

    The Metrognome and other Stories

  • The men, both red-eyed with fever, were forced for several weeks to stay shut and shivering in an isolated hut, while the young woman, having presently taken a fancy to the wood-carver, shared the woodcarver's mat.

    Breakfast At Tiffany's


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