Meaning: a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape
"Beg your pardon," said Dick, as he went on with his carving.
In the spaces between the windows there were mirrors in elaborate white and gilt frames, of old-fashioned carving.
"Then with this carving knife we'll continue the railroad from Slouchburg to Doodleville, shown by the black pepper:
They had tied on large kitchen aprons, and in their belts were stuck carving knives and sauce ladles and such things.
This world's evil and ill-desert made it but the better arena and theatre for the development and the display of His moral character; and the same instruments that fashioned Him into the perfect and express image He was and is, are still, happily, in full operation. Take that divinest and noblest of all instruments for the carving out and refining of moral character, the will of God.