chiseled


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chis·eled

or chis·elled  (chĭz′əld)
adj.
Made or shaped with or as if with a chisel: a finely chiseled nose.

chis•eled

(ˈtʃɪz əld)

adj.
1. cut, shaped, etc., with a chisel: chiseled stone.
2. sharply or clearly shaped; clear-cut: a finely chiseled profile.
Also, esp. Brit.,chis′elled.
[1730–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.chiseled - having a clean and distinct outline as if precisely cut along the edges; "a finely chiseled nose"; "well-defined features"
distinct - easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined; "a distinct flavor"; "a distinct odor of turpentine"; "a distinct outline"; "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"; "distinct fingerprints"
References in classic literature ?
They chiseled angels and cherubs and devils and skeletons on the tombstones in the most lavish and generous way--as to supply--but curiously grotesque and outlandish as to form.
Now and then he wondered vaguely about his boy and asked himself what he should feel when he went and stood by the carved four-posted bed again and looked down at the sharply chiseled ivory-white face while it slept and, the black lashes rimmed so startlingly the close-shut eyes.
Her face was oval and beautiful in the extreme, her every feature was finely chiseled and exquisite, her eyes large and lustrous and her head surmounted by a mass of coal black, waving hair, caught loosely into a strange yet becoming coiffure.
Imagine to yourself a Don Quixote of eighteen; a Don Quixote without his corselet, without his coat of mail, without his cuisses; a Don Quixote clothed in a wooden doublet, the blue color of which had faded into a nameless shade between lees of wine and a heavenly azure; face long and brown; high cheek bones, a sign of sagacity; the maxillary muscles enormously developed, an infallible sign by which a Gascon may always be detected, even without his cap--and our young man wore a cap set off with a sort of feather; the eye open and intelligent; the nose hooked, but finely chiseled.
Over the low, heavily-lintelled door, in the centre of this old part, is chiseled the date, 1607, but experts are agreed that the beams and stone-work are really much older than this.
To my astonishment and horror her head went high, and as a look of utter contempt touched her finely chiseled features she turned her back full upon me.
Her finely chiseled, clean-cut face, with something red Indian about the firm mouth and strongly marked cheek bones, showed even at that distance traces of the friction of the passing years.
In many places the gray stone was still exposed, its smoothly chiseled face pitted with the scars of battle.
The program focuses on how two industry leaders chiseled down to the core values and characteristics that have set them apart.
amp; Chiseled is a fitness DVD focused on challenging and strengthening one's muscles.