from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The art of creating or decorating objects of wood by carving with a sharp hand-held tool.
  • n. A carved wood object.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of wood carving.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a carving created by carving wood


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  • He apprenticed himself to an architect, but at the same time also practised several decorative arts, such as woodcarving, illuminating manuscripts, and designing furniture, stained glass and embroidery.

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  • She grew up in a small town in Massachusetts and studied painting at Rhode Island School of Design, where she became interested in music more seriously, while exploring old artistic techniques such as woodcarving and encaustic painting.

  • Employment seems to be mostly tourism now, but it looks as if some small farming, especially wine grapes, logging and handicrafts such as woodcarving still employ some folks.

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  • The image, to my ignorant mind, is straight off a postcard or some sort of ancient Borneo woodcarving -- except the roof of each boat glows a radiant yellow, because every single one of those ferries sports upon further examination a giant advertisement for DiGi cellular service.

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  • In France, both during his school years and later, Paul studied art, sculpture, and woodcarving and, according to the report, followed a “bohemian mode of life.”

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  • This legacy includes colorful processions in which descended deities are borne aloft under high parasols and bending palms; native dances and dance-dramas in elaborate costumes and masks, to the clang-bong-ring of a gamelan; and intricate woodcarving, metalwork and hand-woven fabrics.

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  • There is also Phyfe's own chest of woodcarving tools, its beautifully veneered interior worthy of cabinetry for a front parlor, the elegantly beveled handle of each tool worn to mellow smoothness by years of use.

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  • My woodcarving efforts don't rate that expensive a grade of raw material.

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  • Several years ago I took up woodcarving as a hobby at about the same time I tried my hand at writing a short story.

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  • Like his father, Mark has turned to drawing, writing and woodcarving to keep darker thoughts at bay, and the walls and shelves are filled with both men's handiwork.

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