Xylography

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Xylography A method pf printing in colors upon wood for purposes of house decoration.
    • Xylography The art of engraving on wood.
    • Xylography The art of making prints from the natural grain of wood.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n xylography Engraving on wood: a word used only by bibliographers, and chiefly for the woodcut work of the fifteenth century.
    • n xylography A process of decorative painting on wood. A selected pattern or design is drawn on wood and is then engraved, or the design is reproduced on zinc by the ordinary method. An electrotype cast is taken from the woodcut or zinc plate, and smooth surfaces of wood are printed from the electrotype, under a regulated pressure, with pigments prepared for the purpose. The color penetrates the wood, leaving no outside film, and after being French polished, or covered with a fluid enamel, the wood may be washed, scrubbed, or even sandpapered without destroying the pattern. Ure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Xylography zi-log′ra-fi the art of engraving on wood
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Xylo-, + -graphy,: cf. F. xylographie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. xylon, wood, graphein, to write.

Usage


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Francine uses a rubber-stamping technique in her art that is reminiscent of Chinese xylography .
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