EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHISEL
He left the room, and returned in a few moments with a chisel.
They saw beauty and pursued it, in colour and sound, by word and chisel.
It is better to cut full, and trim down to the lines with a chisel or plane.
But you can cut off a vine-branch with a dagger or with a chisel, and in many other ways?
Jed whistled a few mournful bars and sharpened a chisel on an oilstone.
Bruno hardly lifted his eyes from his chisel and soft iron hammer.
On this table were some sculptor's tools—a chisel and a small mallet, with which she had been working.
But the chisel slipped, the mallet fell too heavily, and he stopped.
He picked up the chisel, weighed it in his hand, and looked at the girl.
I know the drawer where he keeps his plunder, and I can buy a chisel on my way home.
early 14c., from Anglo-French cisel, Old French cisel "chisel," in plural, "scissors, shears" (12c., Modern French ciseau), from Vulgar Latin *cisellum "cutting tool," from Latin caesellum, diminutive of caesus, past participle of caedere "to cut" (see -cide). Related: Chiseled; chiseling.