• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Etching-ground the coating of wax or varnish on a plate prepared for etching
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Ger. ├Ątzen, to corrode by acid; from same root as Ger. essen. See Eat.


In literature:

The outlines are cut through the etching ground and bitten into the steel with acid.
"What Philately Teaches" by John N. Luff
The end of a tooth of this is then ground and etched to ascertain the depth of case.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
One of these is a curved crook etched on a black ground.
"Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895" by Jesse Walter Fewkes
A wax ground is laid on the plate as in etching.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
For several moments he remained silent, studying the image that was etched so vividly on the ground-glass within the luciscope.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
He removed the ground-glass stopper from an etched decanter and sniffed of the contents.
"The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure" by Rex Beach
Ordinary etching-ground and transparent ground in balls.
"A Treatise on Etching" by Maxime Lalanne
Next to it was a shallow marble well, half a hemisphere sunk into the ground, with precise gradations etched all across the bottom.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
To prepare a plate for etching it is first covered with etching-ground, a composition which resists acid.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
Then it is cleansed with water and covered with etching-ground when dry, as is prescribed for the etched process.
"The Invention of Lithography" by Alois Senefelder

In news:

Of names etched in marble and granite stones that fill quiet, park-like burial grounds.

In science:

Slots in the ground plane are patterned and ICP etched, then the wafers are again dipped in water.
Antenna-coupled TES bolometer arrays for CMB polarimetry
The top layer Nb is deposited, patterned, and etched with the same system, chamber, and parameters as the Nb ground plane layer.
Antenna-coupled TES bolometer arrays for CMB polarimetry