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Synonyms for graven

cut into a desired shape

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cut or impressed into a surface

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Here is a sperm-whale tooth, graven all over with cunning devices: it is the property of Karluna; it is the most precious of the damsel's ornaments.
I paid a man in the settlements to make and put a graven stone at the head of my father's resting place.
No, no, the gun must be sent to him, whose name is graven on the lock
He saw him sign to his men that he had come upon that which he sought and he saw him pass out of sight toward the north, and still Korak sat like a graven image, with a heart that bled in dumb misery.
He was agitated; this extraordinary gathering not only of nobles but also of the merchant-class- les etats generaux (States-General)- evoked in him a whole series of ideas he had long laid aside but which were deeply graven in his soul: thoughts of the Contrat social and the French Revolution.
The obsequious lackey--the automatic genie of the house which belonged to none of the three men,--stood like a graven statue after having helped them in.
The lines from the corners of his mouth seemed graven into his face.
In the midst of the mist, however, the visitor would suddenly notice the tense set face, with the two wrinkles graven in the forehead, and the ghastly pallor of the cheeks; and then he would suddenly recollect that it was time he was going on.
But after we had been two days on the road, on entering the posada of a village a day's journey from this, I saw him at the inn door in the dress of a muleteer, and so well disguised, that if I did not carry his image graven on my heart it would have been impossible for me to recognise him.
There were Dejah Thoris, Sola, and Sarkoja, and as my fleeting glance swept over them a little tableau was presented which will stand graven in my memory to the day of my death.
I approached and saw, as if graven in bas relief upon the white surface, the figure of a gigantic cat.
Rest assured that your memory will for ever remain graven in my heart.
I remember something, too, of the green grave- mounds; and I have not forgotten, either, two figures of strangers straying amongst the low hillocks and reading the mementoes graven on the few mossy head-stones.
After all, it's right there in the Ten Commandments: "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
Von Reto Graven, Postfach 345, 3920 Zermatt, Schweiz