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line engraving

noun
1.
a technique of engraving in which all effects are produced by variations in the width and density of lines incised with a burin.
2.
a metal plate so engraved.
3.
a print or picture made from it.
Origin of line engraving
1800-1810
1800-10
Related forms
line engraver, noun
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line-engraving

noun
1.
the art or process of hand-engraving in intaglio and copper plate
2.
a plate so engraved
3.
a print taken from such a plate
Derived Forms
line-engraver, noun
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