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soft ground

noun
1.
an etching ground usually mixed with tallow.
Compare hard ground.
2.
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.
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