intaglio

[ in-tal-yoh, -tahl-; Italian een-tah-lyaw ]SEE DEFINITION OF intaglio
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It is an intaglio beside a cathedral, a humming-bird beside an eagle.

I return to a strange perforated pebble, an intaglio from Dumbuck.

One form of press is used for all manner of intaglio plate printing.

The intaglio work on this side is not equal to that in cameo, on the other.

As already shown, intaglio and relief can be printed on one stone.

How to do this has been explained in the descriptions of relief and intaglio methods.

Here we have an intaglio design which is prepared and prints white.

Intaglio and bas-relief often lend their help to the ornament.

On the two sides of the intaglio are two names—Marin, Pixian.

Creux, krė, n. the reverse of relief in sculpture, intaglio.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from Italian intaglio "engraved work" (plural intagli), from intagliare "to cut in, engrave," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + tagliare "to cut" (see entail).

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