“The Missing of the Somme” is carved onto the Thiepval Memorial.
The largest of those statutes is carved out of the weight equivalent of three elephants worth of salt.
Hogwarts emerges from jagged brown rock that bleeds green moss, as if the building had been carved from the earth.
I've carved out my own life, based on my own cultural philosophies, and left the debate behind (mostly).
I have been around a large variety of people: men, women, children, funny, dramatic—he carved his own avenue in the world.
It was there that the Egyptians, in the days when they worshipped demons, carved their idols.
The Master said, Rotten wood cannot be carved, nor are dung walls plastered.
The gilded vanes on their twisted chimneys and carved parapets pointed motionless to the warm south.
It was made of the trunk of an immense tree, hollowed out, and carved and decorated with immense labor.
There was a litter, carved and gilt, with its four mattrasses of blue embroidered satin.
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.