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Definitions of etching:

  1.   The act or art of etching or engraving: the impression from an etched plate.
  2.   An impression on paper, parchment, or other material, taken in ink from an etched plate.
  3.   an impression made from an etched plate
  4.   of Etch
  5.   A design carried out by means of the above process; a pattern on metal, glass, etc., produced by etching.
  6.   An impression from an etched plate.
  7.   Art of engraving by the use of acid; etched design, or an impression from it.
  8.   The art of producing a picture on a metal plate by the eating power of an acid; the impression from the plate.
  9.   A process of engraving by means of the biting of an acid.
  10.   The act of etching; an impression taken from an etched plate. See Etch.
  11.   making engraved or etched plates and printing designs from them
  12.   The act, art, or practice of engraving by means of acid which eats away lines or surfaces left unprotected in metal, glass, or the like. See Etch, v. t.
  13.   an etched plate made with the use of acid

Usage examples for etching:

  1. The black faces, the copper cups, the white robes, the moving light and shadow, made a strange etching – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit
  2. The Acid will eat away the copper in those places which have been bared by the etching point. ” – One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed by C. A. Bogardus
  3. It is now that the etching action should be stopped by washing under the tap. ” – Photographic Reproduction Processes by P.C. Duchochois
  4. His etching the " Old Barley Mill" ranks as one of the best etchings made in this country. ” – Scotland's Mark on America by George Fraser Black
  5. One year after the state of his eyes had brought etching to an end, the faithful Hendrickje died. ” – Rembrandt by Josef Israels
  6. The bald islet yonder, with a surface as smooth as glass and with delicate tracery along its polished sides- tracery that looks like etching upon glass,- was modelled by glaciers not so many years ago: within the century, some of them, perhaps. ” – Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska by Charles Warren Stoddard
  7. She understood perspective, and could copy an etching in pen and ink, to a hair's- breadth, yet her drawing was hard and mechanical. ” – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  8. In etching the most famous practitioners get into messes with the treacherous chemistry of their acids, and need an invincible patience. ” – The Intellectual Life by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  9. This done, melt off the wax clean the plate, and the etching is ready for the press. ” – One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed by C. A. Bogardus
  10. Tell me, what do you think of that etching – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  11. It will not break you up to buy a really good etching – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  12. Well, this artist taught etching too. ” – Children of the Market Place by Edgar Lee Masters
  13. When the mixture becomes hardened upon the plate, sketch the desired object upon the surface, then take an etching point, a large needle fixed in a handle will do, and cut through the wax to the surface of the copper, taking care to make the lines as distinct as possible. ” – One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed by C. A. Bogardus
  14. At the age of seventeen, or thereabouts, he succeeded in gaining a medal offered for competition by the Society of Arts for the best representation of an historical subject; and was again fortunate in obtaining a prize, from the same Society, for a large etching of " John Gilpin." ” – 'Phiz' (Hablot Knight Browne), a Memoir. by Fred. G. Kitton
  15. We were working together, she with painting, I with drawing and etching – Children of the Market Place by Edgar Lee Masters
  16. In this powerful etching nothing could surpass the beauty of the face and figure of the Marchioness; she exactly realizes our ideal. ” – John Leech, His Life and Work. Vol. 1 by William Powell Frith
  17. “ " You flatter me," he said, a faint pattern of a smile etching his face. ” – The Secret Pact by Mildred A. Wirt

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