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Chisel in   /tʃˈɪzəl ɪn/   Listen
Chisel in

Break into a conversation.  Synonyms: barge in, break in, butt in, chime in, cut in, put in.

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"Chisel in" Quotes from Famous Books

... carpenter, was going betimes to his work, a chisel in his hand. He was old, but pike and partisan brandished at his back gave wings to his flight. In the ecstasy of his terror, he leaped upward, clutched the top of the palisade, and threw himself ...
— Pioneers Of France In The New World • Francis Parkman, Jr.

... the handle instead of depressing it, we change the chisel into a lever of the second order. The lid is not now forced up on the bevelled edge, but is raised on the side of the chisel, some distance from the bevelled edge, which thus comes to represent the fulcrum. By using a chisel in this way, we reverse the positions of the weight and fulcrum and turn it into a lever of the second order. Suppose we push the side of the chisel—which is 10 inches long—under the lid to the extent of 1 inch, then the advantage we gain in power ...
— A Book of Exposition • Homer Heath Nugent

... shadow lay the man "who could turn his hand to anything," on his back with hammer and chisel in hand. He was rivetting a plate of copper on the hull of the Daisy. Already he had nailed sheets of zinc and lead on stern and bow, and had driven cotton wool picked from the bushes by the lake into the seams to caulk some of the leaks. Around the boat stood crowds of Africans, their dark ...
— The Book of Missionary Heroes • Basil Mathews

Words linked to "Chisel in" :   interrupt, cut off, disrupt, break up

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