Carver


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Carver

A craftsperson who is skilled in the ornamental engraving and cutting of wood or stone, in various forms of relief.
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Likewise," said the carver, "it is my opinion your worship should not eat anything that is on this table, for the whole was a present from some nuns; and as they say, 'behind the cross there's the devil.
Would it be possible, carver," said Sancho, "now that Doctor Pedro Recio is not here, to let me eat something solid and substantial, if it were even a piece of bread and an onion?
To-night at supper," said the carver, "the shortcomings of the dinner shall be made good, and your lordship shall be fully contented.
The carver made signs to the farmer to leave the room, which he did with his head down, and to all appearance in terror lest the governor should carry his threats into effect, for the rogue knew very well how to play his part.
What shape it was destined ultimately to take was a problem to his friends and a point on which the carver himself preserved a rigid silence.
Copley, the celebrated painter, then a young man and a resident of Boston, came one day to visit Drowne; for he had recognized so much of moderate ability in the carver as to induce him, in the dearth of professional sympathy, to cultivate his acquaintance.
Drowne," said the true artist, grasping the carver fervently by the hand, "you are a man of genius
How otherwise should this carver feel himself entitled to transcend all rules, and make me ashamed of quoting them?
The carver, still in the same secrecy that marked all his operations upon this mysterious image, proceeded to paint the habiliments in their proper colors, and the countenance with Nature's red and white.
And will you," said he to the carver, "permit this masterpiece to become the figure-head of a vessel?
The bigots of the day hinted that it would be no matter of surprise if an evil spirit were allowed to enter this beautiful form, and seduce the carver to destruction.
Carver looked slightly disappointed at this conclusion, but, having compared his ponderous gold time- piece with Madame Olenska's little travelling-clock, he reluctantly gathered up his mighty limbs for departure.