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    Meaning III

    Please,

    Does "carve"in this sentence mean "to cut "

    "The original measurement was transferred to and
    carved in a block of black granite".


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    Re: Meaning III

    Quote Originally Posted by Mauricio67 View Post
    Please,

    Does "carve"in this sentence mean "to cut "

    "The original measurement was transferred to and
    carved in a block of black granite".

    I would say that in this context, it was carved into/cut into (engraved on?) a block of granite.

    If it had been an actual shape, therefore some kind of sculpture, then it would be carved "from" a block of granite. However, I don't see how a measurement can be cut out of a block of granite.

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    Re: Meaning III

    What verb would you suggest to replace it ?

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