carve (v.) Old form(s): carue
choose, select [as of a slice of meat]
Ham I.iii.20[Laertes to Ophelia, of Hamlet] He may not, as unvalued persons do, / Carve for himself [i.e. follow his own inclinations]
Oth II.iii.167[Othello to all] He that stirs next to carve for his own rage ... dies upon his motion
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