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silver point

the melting point of silver, equal to 960.8°C, used as a fixed point on the international temperature scale. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • One unlucky day I was in a print-shop in Holborn, when I saw upon the counter some extremely beautiful drawings in silver-point.

  • It is now in the Berlin Museum, and contains eighty-five drawings in silver-point, finished with pen and ink.

    Botticelli Henry Bryan Binns
  • Lead point.One of these was the silver-point or lead-point, very much like the metallic pencil of a modern pocket-book.

  • He drew with silver-point and charcoal upon parchment and prepared cedar.

    Intentions Oscar Wilde
  • Similar to lead pencil, and of even greater delicacy, is silver-point drawing.

  • The discipline of silver-point drawing is to be recommended as a corrective to the picturesque vagaries of charcoal work.

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