embossment

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n embossment sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
    • n embossment an impression produced by pressure or printing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the 1870s, William Russell Frisbie opened a bakery called the Frisbie Pie Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut. His lightweight pie tins were embossed with the family name. In the mid-1940s, students at Yale University tossed the empty pie tins as a game.
    • Embossment A bosslike prominence; figure in relief; raised work; jut; protuberance; esp., a combination of raised surfaces having a decorative effect. "The embossment of the figure."
    • Embossment The act of forming bosses or raised figures, or the state of being so formed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n embossment The act of embossing or forming protuberances or knobs upon a surface; the state of being embossed or studded.
    • n embossment A prominence like a boss; a knob or jutting point.
    • n embossment Relief; raised work.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Embossment a prominence like a boss: raised-work
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Em, in, into, and boss.

Usage

In literature:

The front door was massive, and sheeted over with lead embossed in foliate and heraldic patterns.
"News from the Duchy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Machine for Embossing Photo Apr.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
Above me soars a precipice embossed with a gigantic ice-bound shape.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Above his head was a canopy of cloth of gold embossed with armorial devices, and studded with precious stones.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, May 1844" by Various
A novel device, embossing, was employed to give added strength to the prints.
"John Baptist Jackson" by Jacob Kainen
A book was lying on her knees, and she was toying with an ivory paper-knife which had its haft in a silver embossed rhinoceros tooth.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
Engraved and embossed headings are the most elegant, and printed ones should be used only for business purposes.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
Here embossing still flourishes to some extent.
"The Booklover and His Books" by Harry Lyman Koopman
These books were many of them plated with gold and silver and curiously embossed.
"The Book-Hunter in London" by William Roberts
A steel Shield, richly embossed with Figures, by Quintin Matsys, very curious and rare.
"Rembrandt and His Works" by John Burnet
Embossed: ornamented with raised figures.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Beside it was a finely embossed chalice of silver.
"The False Chevalier" by William Douw Lighthall
The specimens of 'Mezza Majolica,' with raised centres, scroll-work borders, and embossed figures, are very curious.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 455" by Various
When he closed the book, Billie saw that it was of Russian leather with a coat of arms in dull gilt embossed on the back.
"The Motor Maids at Sunrise Camp" by Katherine Stokes
There has been no improvement in the principle of the stamping or embossing press since the first machines came into use.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
That very morning two silver-embossed envelopes came for Miss Nan Underhill.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Ten pounds he spent on embossed stationery.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
The high reliefs may be embossed and lightly stuffed.
"The Decoration of Leather" by Georges de Récy
The clay was incised or embossed and natural earths were used as pigments.
"The Potter's Craft" by Charles F. Binns
I give thee, therefore, this bowl, embossed with figures of men.
"Stories from Virgil" by Alfred J. Church
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In poetry:

When my mind weaves dreams
With threads of memories,
Then on that magic cloth will I emboss:
God! God! God!
"God! God! God!" by Paramahansa Yogananda
"Ye silent Mills,
Reject the bitter kindness of the moss.
O Farms! protest if any tree emboss
The barren hills.
"Tyranny." by Sidney Lanier
My little boy at Christmas-tide
Made me a toy cross;
Two sticks he did, in boyish pride,
With brazen nail emboss.
"The Toy Cross" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel
The sky is smiling over me,
Hath smiled away the frost;
White daisies star the sky-like lea,
With buds the wood's embossed.
"Songs of the Spring Days" by George MacDonald
What, though of gold the goblet be,
Embossed with branches of the vine,
Beneath whose burnished leaves we see
Such clusters as poured out the wine?
Among those leaves an adder hangs!
I fear him;—for I've felt his fangs.
"Hymns and Odes for Temperance Occasions III" by John Pierpont
Perchance this mortal is not made as you are?
Take your harp of shell, all gold-embossed and gem inlaid,
And strike the strings, and break the spell.
Strike the sweet strings. Sing him awake.....
Strike the loud strings until they break!
"In Neptune's City" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts

In news:

George Washington University uses squash to emboss its public image.
Mix 1 part embossing powder with 2 parts crafts glue.
Sprinkle more embossing powder over the surface while the mixture is wet.
When the surface has cooled, tap off the excess embossing powder on a paper plate.
Cortegra introduces Braille- embossed text Cortegra, a manufacturer of labels and other packaging products based in Fairfield, NJ, USA, has introduced Braille- embossed cartons and labels to comply with impending European Union legislation.
Cortegra, a manufacturer of labels and other packaging products based in Fairfield, NJ, USA, has introduced Braille- embossed cartons and labels to comply with impending European Union legislation.
Embossed with an NCAA logo, it hung from a fence on the third base line at Foley Field, plum for the picking.
For football fans in this area, the Gothic "L" embossed on the side of the helmet stands for "Liberty.
It's easy to tell real Parmigiano-Reggiano when you can see a piece of the rind, because it is embossed with its name over and over.
KFAI 30th Anniversary Writing Pen Embossed with KFAI logo.
Microfiber clip board portfolio with embossed PVC trim.
But buyers, by nature, are drawn to certifications, qualifications and embossed stamps that declare someone or something as having been validated by an expert.
I learned to write my own name so I could have my own thin paperboard card embedded with a metal plate embossed with my own patron number.
The fin made a cross-country trek from Everett, Wash. To South Carolina in honor of the company's first 787 Dreamliner, a Palmetto-embossed plane.
The use of foil stamping, embossing and holography represents quality, added value, shelf presence, individuality and security.
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