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Sculpture

Sculpture
1. The art of carving, cutting, or hewing wood, stone, metal, etc, into statues, ornaments, etc, or into figures, as of men, or other things; hence, the art of producing figures and groups, whether in plastic or hard materials.
2. Carved work modeled of, or cut upon, wood, stone, metal, etc. There, too, in living sculpture, might be seen The mad affection of the Cretan queen. (Dryden)
Origin: L. Sculptura: cf. F. Sculpture.
To form with the chisel on, in, or from, wood, stone, or metal; to carve; to engrave.
(Science: zoology) Sculptured tortoise, a common North American wood tortoise (Glyptemys insculpta). The shell is marked with strong grooving and ridges which resemble sculptured figures.
Origin: Sculptured; Sculpturing.


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