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line cut

noun, Printing.
an engraving consisting only of lines or areas that are solid black or white.
Compare halftone (def 2).
Origin of line cut
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But all of a sudden my line cut through the water and fairly whistled.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • He looked worn and white, and a line cut deeply into his forehead.

    Glory of Youth Temple Bailey
  • This is reproduced on a zinc plate, and is called a ‘line cut.’

    The Blue Birds' Winter Nest Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • The line cut the water with a swish, swish, swish that was plainly heard by all.

  • Disconnect and take your instrument and leave the line cut through.

    Danger Signals John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
  • The line cut through the centre of the Bolshevik field of operations.

  • There is a line cut through the trees all across the islands so that they can see the light-house from Beaufort.

  • "line cut, Mr. Gordon," came from overhead at this point, making Miss Cullen jump with surprise.

    The Great K. & A. Robbery Paul Liechester Ford
  • It is just a steady down tug that makes the line cut your fingers and likely takes your hand under water.

    Old Plymouth Trails Winthrop Packard
  • I saw a long, broad gleam of silvery white, my line cut through the water, and the old-timer started for his bed under the bank.

    Cruisings in the Cascades George O. Shields

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