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carve (something) into (something)

1. To etch something into a particular surface or material. Don't carve your initials into your desk unless you want to get detention.
2. To use a knife or other tool to carve a block of some material, typically wood, into a desired shape. I'm always so impressed by artisans that can carve blocks of wood into beautiful animal figures.
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carve something into something

 
1. and carve something in to cut letters or symbols into something. He carved his initials into a tree. He carved in the letters one by one.
2. to create a carved object by sculpturing raw material. Ken carved the apple into a tiny snowman.
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The tops of their heads had no hair, but were carved into a variety of fantastic shapes, some having a row of points or balls around the top, others designs resembling flowers or vegetables, and still others having squares that looked like waffles cut criss-cross on their heads.
The top of its head was carved into a crown and the Wizard's bullet had struck it exactly in the left eye, which was a hard wooden knot.
He made a more careful examination of his visitor, and soon discovered that Jack's features were carved into a smile and that he could not look grave if he wished to.
The find is made even more remarkable by the fact that, only some 50 metres away, a lofty tree trunk is currently being carved into a fitting memorial to Harry, funded by donations of many grateful local people.
Trujillo specializes in relief carving, a form of wood carving in which intricate designs are carved into a flat piece of wood.
Most notable was a 2,013lb pumpkin he carved into a creepy creation for York Maze.
A GIANT poppy carved into a Wiltshire hillside 100 years after soldiers created the first emblem at the site has been unveiled.
Yes it's the vegetable whose very sight is enough to send some parents into a cold sweat when the stark realisation hits that their little horrors will expect one to be carved into a weird and wonderful face with perfection to mirror an award winning sculptor.
There, he produces intricately carved doors and fine-art panels with everything from elaborate forest scenes carved into Douglas fir to highly abstract designs that show nothing but flowing texture and pattern.
Signs carved into the Cascajal block "may not be fully formed writing, but they're close to it,' remarks linguist John S.
Many people have their names carved into bricks or stones of buildings to commemorate their donations to its construction, but at St.
In addition to the Treasury, there's a monastery, a 3,000-seat amphitheater, several temples, colonnaded streets, several Byzantine-era churches, and hundreds of tombs carved into the cliff.
Hydrangea blossoms in high relief are carved into the lower section of this panel.
During the segment, Scott held up a large watermelon that had www.watermelon.org carved into it.
Many of these ancient carved stones have recognizable images carved into them.