burin

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A burin (chisel) consisting of the handle, shaft, cutting tip and face.
burin on a blade

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burin ‎(plural burins)

  1. A chisel with a sharp point, used for engraving; a graver.
    • 2006, Stefan Zweig, Chess, translated by Anthea Bell, London: Penguin,
      I kept staring at the same wallpaper on the same wall; I stared at it so often that every line of its zigzag pattern has etched itself on the innermost folds of my brain as if with an engraver’s burin.
  2. A prehistoric flint tool.

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burin m ‎(plural burins)

  1. chisel or another similar tool

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