• WordNet 3.6
    • n engraver a printmaker who prints from an engraved printing plate
    • n engraver a skilled worker who can inscribe designs or writing onto a surface by carving or etching
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Sir Robert Cotton. From an engraving by R. White Sir Robert Cotton. From an engraving by R. White
Engraved bottle: Arkansas.--3/4 Engraved bottle: Arkansas.--3/4
Engraved design.--1/2 Engraved design.--1/2
Engraved bottle: Arkansas.--1/3 Engraved bottle: Arkansas.--1/3
Engraved bottle: Arkansas. (?)--1/3 Engraved bottle: Arkansas. (?)--1/3
Ornately engraved flowers, with an inset portrait of Mrs Browning Ornately engraved flowers, with an inset portrait of Mrs Browning
The Wood-engraver The Wood-engraver

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first tattoo machine was invented by Samuel O'Reilly. He did this by using equipment that Thomas Edison used to engrave hard surfaces.
    • n Engraver One who engraves; a person whose business it is to produce engraved work, especially on metal or wood.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n engraver One who engraves; especially, an artist who produces ornaments, patterns, or representations of objects by means of incisions on a hard surface; specifically, one who produces such designs with a view to the taking from them of impressions in printers' ink or other pigment.
    • n engraver A tool used in engraving; a triangular rod of steel, of different widths, with a plow-shaped point, pushed forward to make a furrow on the surface of wood or metal that is being engraved.
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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “We are so constituted that we believe the most incredible things; and, once they are engraved upon the memory, woe to him who would endeavor to erase them.”
  • Natalie Clifford Barney
    “Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.”


In literature:

He had shown them the dagger Flaker made and the engraving of the Big Bear.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
You never saw such an one; but if you look at the engraving of Turner's 'St.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
Cross, engraved portrait by, on whom?
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
They are essentially engravers, an engraved line being the best means of delineation.
"Ariadne Florentina" by John Ruskin
Does Edelingk's engraving state in whose possession it was then?
"Notes and Queries, Number 227, March 4, 1854" by Various
Engraved & Printed by Illman Brothers.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
I had the name of that man engraved inside the ring; and I wore it as a talisman.
"The Confessions of Arsène Lupin" by Maurice Leblanc
Just published, in royal 8vo., cloth, with Engravings, price 5s.
"Notes and Queries, Number 231, April 1, 1854" by Various
An engraver of great merit; he died in 1451(?).
"Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders" by George Wharton Edwards
With 81 fine Engravings, by Adams.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne

In poetry:

'His true Penelope
Was Flaubert,'
And his tool
The engraver's.
"MAUBERLEY" by Ezra Pound
Urim and Thummim near his heart,
In rich engravings worn;
The sacred light of truth impart,
To teach and to adorn.
"The True Aaron" by John Newton
Love-seals thou didst impart,
Lock'd up in mind I have;
Hell cannot raise out of my heart
What Heav'n did there engrave.
"The Believer's Soliloquy; Especially in Times of Desertion, Temptation, Affliction, &c." by Ralph Erskine
It stands engrav'd in solid brass,
And to His people giv'n,
A promise, that if true at last
They all shall meet in heav'n.
"Meet In Heaven" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
He bears the names of all his saints,
Deep on his heart engraved;
Attentive to the state and wants
Of all his love has saved.
"The True Aaron" by John Newton
Long life and prosperity to Colonel Baden-Powell,
For there's very few generals can him excel;
And he is now the Hero of Mafeking, be it told,
And his name should be engraved on medals of gold.
"The Relief of Mafeking" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Fans of Alfred Hutty would have traded all of their engravings for this colorful spring oil painting.
Engraving of Andrew Jackson from a painting by Thomas Sully (James Longacre / National Museum Of American Art).
This is a engraved earbud set available at Things Remembered.
American Shifter Company introduces Custom Laser-Engraved Shift Knobs.
It's the publishing phenomenon of the year so far, a small book with a parchment-brown cover engraved with the image of a red wax seal.
The Pioneer Mill Company Smokestack commemorative brick walkway will receive a new phase of engraved bricks in October.
Gifts: Engraved Gifts: Return to Tiffany™ heart tag charm in sterling silver , small, on a chain.
Has made room for your view and yet she transcends what is not yet here water engraved in her we are switching names.
"The Anti-Cheating Ring" is a simple band of strengthened titanium with a negative engraving on the inside.
At this convention, you will be able to see the personal papers and sketches of the 10th chief engraver of the US Mint , Frank Gasparro.
A 1.5 metric ton block of engraved limestone constitutes the earliest evidence of wall art.
Today is the 250th birthday of the Romantic poet, artist and engraver William Blake .
The locations of the small engravings of Schwarzman's name that will be added to the library.
The art of making engravings on wood especially for printing.
"The engravings on the bench are kind of sassy," said Virginia "Jinny" Wright.

In science:

This has been done numerically for a thinly sampled profile, then sent for engraving on fused silica.
Fresnel Interferometric Imager: ground-based prototype
With the minimal engraving width being 2 µm, and the narrowest Fresnel zone 34 µm, there can be only 16 levels within, resulting in a PTV error of λ/16 for the outermost fraction of the beam.
Fresnel Interferometric Imager: ground-based prototype
The final IT rea dout will be then performed with an XV pattern of strips and pads engraved on a polyimide foil substrate, 100 µm thick ( fig. 2).
Status of the Cylindical-GEM project for the KLOE-2 Inner Tracker
Pinning along the the engraved track may in principle influence the motion of the vortices.
Vortices on "rail road tracks": A possible realization of random matrix ensemble
Sketch of a superconducting thin film with tracks engraved into the surface.
Vortices on "rail road tracks": A possible realization of random matrix ensemble