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 for sculpture
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sculpture \Sculp"ture\ (?; 135), n. [L. sculptura: cf. F.
     1. The art of carving, cutting, or hewing wood, stone, metal,
        etc., into statues, ornaments, etc., or into figures, as
        of men, or other things; hence, the art of producing
        figures and groups, whether in plastic or hard materials.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Carved work modeled of, or cut upon, wood, stone, metal,
        [1913 Webster]
              There, too, in living sculpture, might be seen
              The mad affection of the Cretan queen. --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sculpture \Sculp"ture\ (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Sculptured; p. pr. & vb. n. Sculpturing.]
     To form with the chisel on, in, or from, wood, stone, or
     metal; to carve; to engrave.
     [1913 Webster]
     Sculptured tortoise (Zool.), a common North American wood
        tortoise ({Glyptemys insculpta). The shell is marked with
        strong grooving and ridges which resemble sculptured
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a three-dimensional work of plastic art
      2: creating figures or designs in three dimensions [syn:
         sculpture, carving]
      v 1: create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material;
           "sculpt a swan out of a block of ice" [syn: sculpt,
      2: shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at
         it; "She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of
         her husband" [syn: sculpt, sculpture, grave]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  130 Moby Thesaurus words for "sculpture":
     abstract art, art, art form, artist, arts and crafts,
     arts of design, assemble, autolithograph, be a printmaker,
     block out, bronze, bust, calligraphy, carve, carving, cast,
     cave art, ceramics, character, chase, chisel, conformation, crease,
     create, creation, cribble, crosshatch, cut, decoration, design,
     designing, doll, dolly, dummy, efform, efformation, enchase,
     engrave, engraving, etching, fantoccini, fashion, fashioning,
     figuration, figure, figurehead, figurine, fine arts, fix, folk art,
     forge, form, formalize, formation, formature, forming, found,
     frame, furrow, gingerbread man, graphic arts, grave, groove, group,
     hatch, head, hew, incise, inscribe, insculpture, knead, knock out,
     lay figure, lay out, lick into shape, line, lithograph,
     make prints, man of straw, manikin, mannequin, marble, marionette,
     mark, mint, mobile, model, modeling, mold, molding, monument,
     morphogenesis, morphogeny, photography, plastic art, portrait bust,
     primitive art, print, puppet, relief, rough out, roughcast,
     roughhew, scarecrow, score, scrape, scratch, sculp, sculpt, set,
     shape, shaping, snowman, solder, stabile, stamp, statuary, statue,
     statuette, stipple, tailor, terra cotta, the arts, thermoform,
     tool, wax figure, waxwork, weld, wood carving, work

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