Siderography
Siderography Sid`er*og"ra*phy, n. [Gr. ??? iron + -graphy.] The art or practice of steel engraving; especially, the process, invented by Perkins, of multiplying facsimiles of an engraved steel plate by first rolling over it, when hardened, a soft steel cylinder, and then rolling the cylinder, when hardened, over a soft steel plate, which thus becomes a facsimile of the original. The process has been superseded by electrotypy. [1913 Webster]

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  • siderography — siderographer, n. siderographic /sid euhr euh graf ik/, adj. /sid euh rog reuh fee/, n. 1. the art or technique of engraving on steel. 2. a method of increasing the number of reproductions obtained from a steel engraving by first rolling a soft… …   Universalium

  • siderography — noun A 19th century process of reproducing steel engraved designs for printing: particularly, the transfer process invented by Jacob Perkins (1766 – 1849). The design is engraved on a steel block, then hardened and used to transfer a raised image …   Wiktionary

  • siderography — art of engraving on steel Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • siderography — n. art of of engraving on a steel plate; technique of engraving on steel; act of copying such engravings …   English contemporary dictionary

  • siderography — sid·er·og·ra·phy …   English syllables

  • siderography —   n. art of steel engraving, or copying such engravings …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • siderography — ˌsidəˈrägrəfē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary sider + graphy : the art of engraving steel; especially : a process of multiplying facsimiles of an engraved steel plate by rolling over it when hardened a soft steel… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Siderographic — Sid er*o*graph ic, Siderographical Sid er*o*graph ic*al, a. Of or pertaining to siderography; executed by engraved plates of steel; as, siderographic art; siderographic impressions. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Siderographical — Siderographic Sid er*o*graph ic, Siderographical Sid er*o*graph ic*al, a. Of or pertaining to siderography; executed by engraved plates of steel; as, siderographic art; siderographic impressions. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Siderographist — Sid er*og ra*phist, n. One skilled in siderography. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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