carve (v.) Old form(s): caru'd , caruing
design, make up, shape artistically
MA II.iii.17[Benedick alone, of Claudio] now will he lie ten nights awake carving the fashion of a new doublet
TS IV.iii.89[Petruchio to Tailor and Katherina, of her gown] What, up and down carved like an apple-tart?
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