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etching ground

  1. ground1(def 11).
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Origin of etching ground

First recorded in 1780–90
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • Etching-Ground, with which to protect the plate against the action of the acid.

    A Treatise on Etching

    Maxime Lalanne

  • A few minutes after this first operation is finished, the stone is rinsed with water, dried and coated with etching-ground.

  • The etching-ground is dissolved in oil of turpentine and laid on the stone with a clean ball.

  • Then it is cleansed with water and covered with etching-ground when dry, as is prescribed for the etched process.

  • To prepare a plate for etching it is first covered with etching-ground, a composition which resists acid.