Still, amid the uncertainty the residents of Bab al-Salameh do their best to carve a semblance of order into their lives.
Her concern was more that the theatrical bloodline was one she could never escape to carve out her own niche.
Any way you carve it, Going Rogue looks to be a $12 million goldmine.
The whole purpose of “Turn the Gays Away” was to carve out religious exemptions to civil rights laws.
I hate to carve up a book into parcels, to evaluate art with that crass finality of the food critic judging course after course.
A sculptor was set to work to carve a new one from the ruin.
But, mon brave,” said he, “you would find this one a tough swine to carve!
He then proceeded to carve the nose, but no sooner had he made it than it began to grow.
Alden sat down at the table and began to carve a roasted chicken.
I will carve your statue in marble, for you always stand vividly before my eyes.
Old English ceorfan (class III strong verb; past tense cearf, past participle corfen) "to cut, cut down, slay; to carve, cut out, engrave," from West Germanic *kerfan (cf. Old Frisian kerva, Middle Dutch and Dutch kerven, German kerben "to cut, notch"), from PIE root *gerbh- "to scratch," making carve the English cognate of Greek graphein "to write," originally "to scratch" on clay tablets with a stylus.
Once extensively used, most senses now usurped by cut (v.). Meaning specialized to sculpture, meat, etc., by 16c. Related: Carved; carving. Original strong conjugation has been abandoned, but archaic carven lingers.
To give one a thrill; send: He carves me. Does he carve you? (1930s+ Jive talk)
The arts of engraving and carving were much practised among the Jews. They were practised in connection with the construction of the tabernacle and the temple (Ex. 31:2, 5; 35:33; 1 Kings 6:18, 35; Ps. 74:6), as well as in the ornamentation of the priestly dresses (Ex. 28:9-36; Zech. 3:9; 2 Chr. 2:7, 14). Isaiah (44:13-17) gives a minute description of the process of carving idols of wood.