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carv·ing

(kahrving)
In dentistry, removal of excess filling material, using special instruments to produce accurate anatomic contours and restore form and function to the tooth.

carving,

n the shaping and forming with instruments.
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whispered she, still with a smile over the whole breadth of her visage, so that it looked not unlike a grotesque carving in wood, darkened by centuries.
He partook ravenously, without restraint and decency, cutting thick slices with the sharp carving knife, and swallowing them without bread.
Her right hand skimmed slightly the end of the table, and when she had passed on towards the sofa the carving knife had vanished without the slightest sound from the side of the dish.
It was the handle of the domestic carving knife with nothing strange about it but its position at right angles to Mr Verloc's waistcoat and the fact that something dripped from it.
From the carvings and hieroglyphics I have studied it would seem that the Mayan civilization lasted about five hundred years, and that it began perhaps in the year A.
The commerce of Lucerne consists mainly in gimcrackery of the souvenir sort; the shops are packed with Alpine crystals, photographs of scenery, and wooden and ivory carvings.
In Lucerne, too, the wood carvings of other sorts, which had been so pleasant to look upon when one saw them occasionally at home, soon began to fatigue us.
To my dismay I found that, unlike the ornamentation upon most Heliumetic structures, the edges of the carvings were quite generally rounded, so that at best my every hold was most precarious.
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3 -- 4 -- color) At right, Terry Green of Malibu carves a whale out of stone at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center on Sunday during a free stone carving workshop.
The displays will be in addition to live carving demonstrations by trained chefs.