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noun as in carving of letters or design into something

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Choose the color of the frame and bumpers, size of the grip, and even include a personal engraving.

The steel, finish, handle, and engraving can all be customized for the chef in the family.

Particularly exciting was a group of nine vues d’optique, detailed engravings perforated with small holes that come to life when lit from behind.

Using just a torch or a lamp from below, the paintings and engravings stay hidden.

Johanna Mueller’s “Jackalope,” a relief engraving that riffs on the fictitious hybrid proffered on postcards in the American West, embeds a small antelope inside a comparatively mammoth rabbit.

However, the poet faithfully defended his livelihood, insisting that engraving was a true art.

He famously said, “Painting is drawing on canvas and engraving is drawing on copper and nothing else.”

But engraving is a painstaking and laborious art that requires patience, precision and lack of whim.

It was supposed by many on its discovery to grow like the engraving given—in form resembling a tree or shrub rather than an herb.

We give an engraving of a kind of pipe used by the natives of interior Africa.

This the man did drawing his knife in the manner denoted by the dotted lines in the engraving.

The following engraving, after a sketch by Maitland, shows a gallery wider and more rudely excavated.

The perfumer destined this engraving for the savant Vauquelin, to whom he was under obligations.


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to engraving, such as: etching, illustration, inscription, lithograph, woodcut, and blocking.

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