acid etching

Main Entry:  acid etching
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a technique for engraving blown or cast glass or a metal by the use of an acidic substance; esp. the use of hydrofluoric acid to etch a pattern onto a glass or metal surface
Example:  Acid etching craft kits are now available, making the process simple and fun.
Etymology:  by 1873's 21st Century Lexicon
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