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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chis·el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chiseled or Chiselled (░); p. pr. & vb. n. Chiseling, or Chiselling.]
 1. To cut, pare, gouge, or engrave with a chisel; as, to chisel a block of marble into a statue.
 2. To cut close, as in a bargain; to cheat. [Slang]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See chisel

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
      v 1: engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud;
           "Who's chiseling on the side?" [syn: cheat]
      2: deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat
         me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were
         cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled
         me out of my money" [syn: cheat, rip off]
      3: carve with a chisel; "chisel the marble"
      [also: chiselling, chiselled]