In the carving, the temple is depicted with a classical pediment front and a colonnade of columns supporting the structure.
Fly, Ravens, Fly Baltimore capitalized on the James fumble, carving up the vaunted 49er defense with a mixture of run and pass.
One of the men was carrying a carving knife and a live goose.
The hoax was quickly uncovered and Todd admitted to carving up her own face (in the mirror, hence the backward B).
One woman faced down the two alleged killers who used cleavers and carving knives to hack a soldier to death in London.
But in reality she would as soon have thought of breaking into society as of attacking twelve policemen with a carving knife.
Do your carving, lay your bread, and take off trenchers, with two fingers and thumb.
The carving consists of various scriptural subjects in low relief; it is now much worn.
It was streaked with faded paint and it showed bits of carving.
Some of the spears and war-clubs which they offered for sale showed much delicacy and skill, both in the design and carving.
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)