Tint tool
Tint Tint, n. [For older tinct, fr. L. tinctus, p. p. of tingere to dye: cf. F. teinte, teint, It. tinta, tinto. See {Tinge}, and cf. {Taint} to stain, a stain, {Tent} a kind of wine, {Tinto}.] A slight coloring. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) A pale or faint tinge of any color. [1913 Webster]

Or blend in beauteous tints the colored mass. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Their vigor sickens, and their tints decline. --Harte. [1913 Webster] (b) A color considered with reference to other very similar colors; as, red and blue are different colors, but two shades of scarlet are different tints. [1913 Webster] (c) (Engraving) A shaded effect produced by the juxtaposition of many fine parallel lines. [1913 Webster]

{Tint tool} (Eng.), a species of graver used for cutting the parallel lines which produce tints in engraving. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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