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woodblock

[woo d-blok] /ˈwʊdˌblɒk/
noun
1.
a block of wood engraved in relief, for printing from; woodcut.
2.
a print or impression from such a block.
3.
a hollow block of hard wood struck with a wooden stick or mallet and used in the percussion section of an orchestra.
adjective
4.
made from a woodblock:
woodblock prints.
Origin of woodblock
1830-1840
1830-40; wood1 + block
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  • This was sometimes applied with woodblock or stencil but most often it was simply painted in by hand over a blockprinted outline.

    John Baptist Jackson Jacob Kainen
  • Nothing is certain except that woodblock work was at a 16 particularly low ebb.

    John Baptist Jackson Jacob Kainen
  • In old pictures and woodblock engravings some curious illustrations are met with showing Englishwomen using the distaff.

    Chats on Household Curios Fred W. Burgess

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