This may have once been true: “Bananafish” glides across the page like a cold, chiseled iceberg.
Mandela demonstrated that action and ideas are not enough; no matter how right, they must be chiseled into laws and institutions.
No 60-foot busts of writers or explorers get chiseled out of Dakota granite.
The chiseled, movie-star face that made women swoony watching Days of Heaven back in 1978 looks weathered.
And Jamie Dornan will be the chiseled hunk doing the whipping.
A veil of ice seemed to fall over the boyish face and leave it chiseled marble.
I guess I would, in the tightest corner ever was chiseled out.
She clenched a pretty fist that looked as if it had been chiseled in marble.
Tom handed his servant the segment he had chiseled from the main mass.
How like chiseled marble she looked, lying there in her absolute helplessness beneath his stranger gaze!
early 14c., from Anglo-French cisel, Old French cisel "chisel," in plural, "scissors, shears" (12c., Modern French ciseau), from Vulgar Latin *cisellum "cutting tool," from Latin caesellum, diminutive of caesus, past participle of caedere "to cut" (see -cide). Related: Chiseled; chiseling.