dry point


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dry point a steel needle for engraving without acid on a bare copper plate
    • n dry point a print produced by dry point engraving
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dry point (Fine Arts) An engraving made with the needle instead of the burin, in which the work is done nearly as in etching, but is finished without the use acid
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In literature:

At one point, where a patch of dry pavement indicated a bake-house under the street, three or four squalid creatures crouched together and slept.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
On October 3, the plants were removed from the soil, and after drying at the boiling point of water, were weighed.
"Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel" by Samuel William Johnson
The fibre saturation point lies between moisture conditions of 25 and 30 per cent of the dry weight of the wood, depending on the species.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
This was done by keeping him resolutely on the point the man knew all about until he was quite pumped dry.
"The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"" by John MacGregor
Then she dried her eyes and looked up with the triumphant smile of the woman who gets the last word and wins her point.
"Punch or the London Charivari, October 20, 1920" by Various
Rajah was very ill and on the point of dying, when Burke ordered him to be shot, his flesh being afterwards dried in the usual manner.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
I was carried to a chamber, where a supper of dried fruits was laid; after eating a little, my bed was pointed out to me.
"Niels Klim's journey under the ground" by Baron Ludvig Holberg
After considerable efforts he reached the islet, grasped a point of rock, and drew himself on to dry land.
"The Adventure League" by Hilda T. Skae
Both the last talkers deal much in points of conduct and religion studied in the "dry light" of prose.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9" by Robert Louis Stevenson
In dry weather the cirrus is sharp, defined, and fibrous in texture, the lines vanishing off in fine points.
"The Rain Cloud or, An Account of the Nature, Properties, Dangers and Uses of Rain" by Anonymous

In poetry:

Child, what were you seeking there,
with your gangly arms and pointed shoulders
on which the wings were barely dry -
black snow drifting in the evening sky.
"Burned Forest" by Nichita Stanescu
And as within the hazel’s bough
A gift of mystic virtue dwells,
That points to golden ores below,
And in dry desert places tells
Where flow unseen the cool, sweet wells,
"Hazel Blossoms" by John Greenleaf Whittier
He will die as figs die in autumn,
Shriveled and full of himself and sweet,
the leaves growing dry on the ground,
the bare branches pointing to the place
where there's time for everything.
"A Man Doesn't Have Time In His Life" by Yehuda Amichai

In news:

Longtime customer, Gary Gray, of Somers Point, picks up so dry cleaning from Groveland Cleaners owner Blair Rosenfeld, of Northfield.
As Early Show national correspondent Tracy Smith points out, there's nothing dry about dry cleaning at all.
NASA Orbiter observations point to ' Dry Ice ' snowfall on Mars.
Almost everyone has experienced dry mouth at some point.
The waters churned up Hurricane Isaac that flooded Jean Lafitte , Crown Point and Barataria have started receding and Jefferson Parish Councilman Ricky Templet said portable pumps will be used to help dry out the area.
Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Smith says dry conditions are to the point where open burns are too dangerous and could threaten lives or properties.
It dries compressed air for pneumatic applications directly from a compressor's reservoir tank or at a point of use.
Dry as a martini, smooth as a smoking jacket, pointed as the end of a cigarette holder.
Kent State running back Dri Archer , left, pulls away from Army defensive back Chris Carnegie for some of his 222 rushing yards during the Golden Flashes' 31-17 victory Saturday in West Point, N.Y. Mike Groll, Associated Press.
Food categories represented 50.9% of digital coupons , led by dry grocery, with 25.7% (up 1.6 points over a year ago).
Forest spokeswoman Debbie Maneely says unseasonably warm temperatures and dry weather mean they're not necessary at this point.
A surface low will be the "triple point" where a cold front and dry line meet.
Forest spokeswoman Debbie Maneely says unseasonably warm temperatures and dry weather mean they're not necessary at this point.
Experts point to long stretches of hot, dry weather and a mild winter that didn't produce much snow.
If at any point the pour had stopped, and some of the concrete had dried, the foundation would have been structurally compromised, and the crew would have had to jackhammer the foundation out and start again.

In science:

This generalizes both the classical exponential sum estimates over varieties over finite fields due to Weil, Deligne and others, and the result of Chatzidakis, van den Dries and Macintyre concerning the number of points of those definable sets.
Exponential sums over definable subsets of finite fields
Van den Dries, Ealy, and Maˇr´ikov´a pointed out that Claim 2 can also be reduced to the following statement: if Q ∈ R[u], B is any 0-definable set of , and Q vanishes on B (R), then Q vanishes on B (Γ).
Integration in valued fields
The much better results of 17 µm obtained during the cold and dry winter period also point to a significant atmospheric component in the spring and summer results.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
The optical pointing offsets include both mechanical antenna pointing and atmospheric “seeing” caused by dry air fluctuations (unlike in the radio, where the pointing jitter is caused mainly by water vapor fluctuations).
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
The much better results of 17µm obtained during the cold and dry winter period also point to a significant atmospheric component in the spring and summer results.
Near-Field Radio Holography of Large Reflector Antennas