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an etching ground usually mixed with tallow.
a technique of etching in which a design is drawn on paper placed on a plate covered with a soft ground, resulting in a granular effect resembling pencil, chalk, or crayon.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Through a field he ran until he came into another road and getting upon his knees felt of the
with his fingers.
was impressed with the prints of birds and livestock and people.
Other projects include construction of roadways over
Large flat wooden boards braced under the ladder can level a ladder on uneven ground or
For complete safety, a muzzleloader should be emptied by shooting into
Long legs and broad, flat hooves help them walk on snow and on
such as a peat bog.
Don't place a ladder on unstable footing or
Rain soaks into
and provides nourishment.
When they investigated, they found running footprints in the
heading toward the neighbor's house.
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