line engraving

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n line engraving engraving consisting of a block that has been etched or engraved
    • n line engraving a print obtained from a line drawing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Line engraving Engraving in which the effects are produced by lines of different width and closeness, cut with the burin upon copper or similar material; also, a plate so engraved.
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Usage

In literature:

Who shall tell What hand engraved those lines within that cell?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845" by Various
Its blade is engraved with channels and water-lines, which make it very beautiful.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55" by Francisco Colin
When the varnish is removed with spirits of turpentine, the engraving is seen in sunken lines on the plate.
"Paper and Printing Recipes" by J. Sawtelle Ford
One is that it is not adapted for reproducing the fine lines of engravings and type faces.
"From Xylographs to Lead Molds; A.D. 1440-A.D. 1921" by H. C. Forster
He unfolded the note, and read the two lines written in a hand that looked like steel-plate engraving.
"The Night Operator" by Frank L. Packard
Terror was engraved on every line of that usually calm and observant face.
"A Republic Without a President and Other Stories" by Herbert Ward
We must admire the knowledge, the intelligence, and the self-denial which the line-engraver devotes to the service of his art.
"A Treatise on Etching" by Maxime Lalanne
The double lines to the right of t are engraved lines.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
At the present day line engraving is seldom or never used as a means of illustrating scientific work.
"The Essentials of Illustration" by T. G. (Thomas George) Hill
These engravings are in the now old-fashiond stipple, tho parts of them are in line.
"Tieck's Essay on the Boydell Shakspere Gallery" by George Henry Danton
In line etching, as in line engraving, the great masters purposely exhibit the line and do not hide it under too much shading.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
The blades of the daggers are generally engraved with lines and zigzags.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
A line engraving on steel, oblong in form; dimensions 13/16 by 1-7/16 inches, color dark blue.
"History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America" by John Kerr Tiffany
DRY-POINT, a method of engraving generally regarded as part of etching, but more closely allied to line engraving.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
While he was engraving lines and rings on the spear with his pocket-knife, the dinner interrupted his work.
"Bevis" by Richard Jefferies
The execution is such that the drawing of the gown and the lines of the face seem to have been traced by an engraver's tool.
"Bastien Lepage" by Fr. Crastre
The old wood engravers produced, line for line, an exact facsimile of the artist's design.
"Engraving for Illustration" by Joseph Kirkbride
Profusely illustrated with Woodcuts, and with splendid Line Engravings on Steel.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 114, January 3, 1852" by Various
Therefore, while engraving, the artist should aim to make his lines a trifle bigger than his eye would suggest.
"The Invention of Lithography" by Alois Senefelder
The art of line engraving has been practised from the earliest ages.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various
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In news:

Arleens newest line sand stone engraving at Farmer Dave's Gift and Garden shop in North Lima -- 30.
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Eduard is justly proud of its new Avia B-534 III. série kit, which features raised and engraved panel lines, finely molded wing and cabane struts that fit, separate, posable rudder and elevators, and a detailed cockpit.
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In science:

Periodic deviations in the engraved facets from flaws in the ruling engine produce periodic spectral features near bright spectral lines (Rowland ghosts).
Classical Spectroscopy
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