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drypoint

[drahy-point] /ˈdraɪˌpɔɪnt/
noun
1.
a technique of engraving, especially on copper, in which a sharp-pointed needle is used for producing furrows having a burr that is often retained in order to produce a print characterized by soft, velvety black lines.
2.
a print made by this technique.
Origin of drypoint
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35; dry + point
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