Etching
Etching Etch"ing, n. 1. The act, art, or practice of engraving by means of acid which eats away lines or surfaces left unprotected in metal, glass, or the like. See {Etch}, v. t. [1913 Webster]

2. A design carried out by means of the above process; a pattern on metal, glass, etc., produced by etching. [1913 Webster]

3. An impression on paper, parchment, or other material, taken in ink from an etched plate. [1913 Webster]

{Etching figures} (Min.), markings produced on the face of a crystal by the action of an appropriate solvent. They have usually a definite form, and are important as revealing the molecular structure.

{Etching needle}, a sharp-pointed steel instrument with which lines are drawn in the ground or varnish in etching.

{Etching stitch} (Needlework), a stitch used outline embroidery. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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