wood carving
noun Date: circa 1710 the art of fashioning or ornamenting objects of wood by cutting with a sharp handheld implement; also an object of wood so fashioned or ornamented • wood-carver noun

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  • Wood-Carving — • Discusses the branch of wood carving dealing with artistic objects, belonging either to plastic (as statues, crucifixes, and similar carvings), or to industrial art (as arabesques and rosettes), and which serve mainly for the ornamentation of… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Wood carving — is a form of working wood by means of a cutting tool held in the hand (this may be a power tool), resulting in a wooden figure or figurine (this may be abstract in nature) or in the sculptural ornamentation of a wooden object. The phrase may also …   Wikipedia

  • wood carving — wood carvings N VAR A wood carving is a decorative piece of wood that has been carved in an artistic way …   English dictionary

  • wood carving — Synonyms and related words: CYSP sculpture, anaglyptics, anaglyptography, architectural sculpture, bone carving, bust, carving, casting, ceroplastics, chasing, clay sculpture, decorative sculpture, doll, dolly, dummy, earth art, embossing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • wood carving — noun a) The art of carving wood to make decorative objects. b) A carved wooden object …   Wiktionary

  • wood carving — noun : the art of fashioning or ornamenting objects of wood by cutting with a sharp implement held in the hand; also : an object of wood so fashioned or ornamented …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood-carving — sculpture made from wood …   English contemporary dictionary

  • History of wood carving — From the remotest ages the decoration of wood has been a foremost art. The tendency of human nature has always been to ornament every article in use. The North American Indian carves his wooden fish hook or his pipe stem just as the Polynesian… …   Wikipedia

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