- the melting point of silver, equal to 960.8°C, used as a fixed point on the international temperature scale.
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He drew with silver-point and charcoal upon parchment and prepared cedar.Intentions
Lead point.One of these was the silver-point or lead-point, very much like the metallic pencil of a modern pocket-book.Illuminated Manuscripts in Classical and Mediaeval Times
J. Henry Middleton
Similar to lead pencil, and of even greater delicacy, is silver-point drawing.
The discipline of silver-point drawing is to be recommended as a corrective to the picturesque vagaries of charcoal work.
It is now in the Berlin Museum, and contains eighty-five drawings in silver-point, finished with pen and ink.Botticelli
Henry Bryan Binns