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carv·en

 (kär′vən)
adj.
Wrought or decorated by carving.
v. Archaic
A past participle of carve.

carven

(ˈkɑːvən)
vb
an archaic or literary past participle of carve

carv•en

(ˈkɑr vən)

adj.
carved.
[1330–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.carven - made for or formed by carving (`carven' is archaic or literary); "the carved fretwork"; "an intricately carved door"; "stood as if carven from stone"
literature - creative writing of recognized artistic value
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And, too, these legends always held forth the hope that some day that nameless continent from which their race had sprung, would rise once more out of the sea and with slaves at the long sweeps would send her carven, gold-picked galleys forth to succor the long-exiled colonists.
Fifteen minutes of silence passed, the blind man as if carven of stone, the dog, trembling with eagerness under the articulate touch of his fingers, obeying the bidding to make no sound.
The degraded Dator stood erect and motionless as a carven image.
Occasionally he glanced at Tarzan; but the ape-man sat upon his haunches, like a carven image, his eyes fixed upon the ground.
Jewel-encrusted women lolled even thus early upon the carven balconies before their sleeping apartments.
As von Horn spoke the expression on the young man's face became more and more hopeless, and when he had ceased he dropped his head into his open palms, sitting quiet and motionless as a carven statue.
Behind him the tense figure of the girl, motionless as a carven statue.
For every statue, cut gem, shrine, carven screen, or what else might please the eye of a learned clerk, there are a good hundred to our one.
The Emperor's face was like a carven image, but his tone was cold and terrible.
Mary told him her story about the midnight wuthering of the wind which had wakened her and about the faint far-off sounds of the complaining voice which had led her down the dark corridors with her candle and had ended with her opening of the door of the dimly lighted room with the carven four-posted bed in the corner.
These creatures you have seen are animals carven and wrought into new shapes.
Under the chaplain's guidance they selected many hideous presents and mementoes-- florid little picture-frames that seemed fashioned in gilded pastry; other little frames, more severe, that stood on little easels, and were carven out of oak; a blotting book of vellum; a Dante of the same material; cheap mosaic brooches, which the maids, next Christmas, would never tell from real; pins, pots, heraldic saucers, brown art-photographs; Eros and Psyche in alabaster; St.