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steel engraving

noun, Printing.
1.
a method of incising letters, designs, etc., on steel.
2.
the imprint, as on paper, from a plate of engraved steel.
Origin of steel engraving
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25
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  • Now, I have a mental picture of John Doe that is as clear as a steel engraving.

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  • Just published, foolscap 8vo., cloth with steel engraving, price 4s.

  • Schiaparelli compared them in sharpness to lines of a steel engraving.

    Mars and its Mystery Edward Sylvester Morse
  • On one wall, by way of ornament, was a steel engraving of Daniel Webster.

    The Broken Gate Emerson Hough
  • She sat down in one of the rigid chairs under the steel engraving.

    McTeague Frank Norris
  • That steel engraving I bought in Sacramento one day when it was raining.

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  • After a steel engraving in the Governor's office, Springfield, Illinois.

  • But, as a general thing, these men all endeavoured to imitate the qualities of steel engraving or etching.

    Modern Illustration Joseph Pennell
  • The wall to the right was adorned with a steel engraving of a thoroughbred bull pup.

    The Web of the Golden Spider

    Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • From a steel engraving framed in rosewood that hangs in my Uncle Wilkinson's parlour.

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British Dictionary definitions for steel engraving

steel engraving

noun
1.
  1. a method or art of engraving (letters, etc) on a steel plate
  2. a print made from such a plate
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