[re-truh-sahzh; French ruh-troo-sazh]
the technique or action, in etching or engraving, of drawing up ink from within the incised lines of an inked plate by deftly passing a soft cloth across its surface in order to spread ink to the adjacent areas.
Origin of retroussage
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But before they can be used to advantage, they must undergo a process of retroussage.The Book of Khalid