名词:chiseler 动词过去式:chiseled/chiselled 过去分词:chiseled/chiselled 现在分词:chiseling/chiselling 第三人称单数:chisels/chisels
n tool with a sharp cutting edge at the end, for shaping wood, stone or metal 凿子; 錾子. =>illus 见插图.
v (-ll-; US also -l-)
1 [Tn, Tn.pr]
(a) ~ sth (into sth) cut or shape sth with a chisel 用凿子或錾子凿开或凿成某物
*The sculptor chiselled the lump of marble into a fine statue. 雕刻家把大理石块凿成优美的雕像.
* (fig 比喻) a woman with (finely) chiselled features, ie a sharply defined face 眉清目秀的女人.
(b) ~ sth (out of sth) form sth using a chisel 用凿子做成某物
*a temple chiselled out of solid rock 在岩石中凿出的庙宇.
2 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sb (out of sth) (sl 俚) cheat or swindle sb 欺骗或诈骗某人.
1. The letters on the monument had been incised with a chisel. 纪念碑上的字是以凿子刻成的。
2. This I did by mere mallet and chisel, and by hard labour, till I had a very handsome boat. 干这些活时，我只有槌子和凿子，劳动非常艰苦。最后，一艘漂亮的船造成了。