An artist in New Mexico has spent decades chiseling out fantastical caves from the mountains, one pickaxe swing at a time.
This chiseling out of streets in such abrupt fashion is puzzling to the person with notions of how tropical people behave.
After this the chiseling out or mortising can be proceeded with.
He is not chiseling, or carving a work of art: he is roughly outlining a man; he is planting a seed, or tilling a field.
He would not be much good at chiseling out a medieval cathedral.
His mouth was large, but cut with all the precision of a sculptor's chiseling.
Her skin was smooth and fair and the chiseling of her features clean and strong.
A red-breasted woodpecker was chiseling out a nursery in a tall sycamore at the border of a woodland.
You are a cheap, chiseling, doublecrossing, money-grabbing heel.
In the first shop the practice consists of planing, chiseling, turning, and the preparation of patterns for casting.
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.