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burin

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Noun
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bu=rin

CIDE DICTIONARY

burinn. [F. burin, cf. It. burino, bulino; prob. from OHG. bora borer, borōn to bore, G. bohren. See 1st Bore.].
  •  The cutting tool of an engraver on metal, used in line engraving. It is made of tempered steel, one end being ground off obliquely so as to produce a sharp point, and the other end inserted in a handle; a graver; also, the similarly shaped tool used by workers in marble.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The manner or style of execution of an engraver; as, a soft burin; a brilliant burin.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

burin, n.
1 a steel tool for engraving on copper or wood.
2 Archaeol. a flint tool with a chisel point.

Etymology
F

ROGET THESAURUS

burin

Engraving

N engraving, chalcography, line engraving, mezzotint engraving, stipple engraving, chalk engraving, dry point, bur, etching, aquatinta, chiseling, plate engraving, copperplate engraving, steel engraving, wood engraving, xylography, lignography, glyptography, cerography, lithography, chromolithography, photolithography, zincography, glyphography, xylograph, lignograph, glyptograph, cerograph, lithograph, chromolithograph, photolithograph, zincograph, glyphograph, holograph, impression, print, engraving, plate, steelplate, copperplate, etching, mezzotint, aquatint, lithotint, cut, woodcut, stereotype, graphotype, autotype, heliotype, graver, burin, etching point, style, plate, stone, wood block, negative, die, punch, stamp, printing, plate printing, copperplate printing, anastatic printing, color printing, lithographic printing, type printing, three-color process, illustration, illumination, half tone, photogravure, vignette, initial letter, cul de lampe, tailpiece, lapidary, lapidarian, insculptured, engraved, lapidary, sculpsit, imprimit.


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