line engraving

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line engraving (countable and uncountable, plural line engravings)

  1. Engraving in which the effects are produced by lines of different width and closeness, cut with the burin upon copper or similar material; also, a plate so engraved.
  2. A picture produced by printing from such an engraving.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for line engraving in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)