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- n. A bookbinding technique in which decorations to the cover of a book are made by making impressions into the surface with a variety of heated tools.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. in bookbinding and leather work, the indented impression of heated tools, without gilding; -- called also blank tooling, and blind blocking.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In bookbinding, an effect produced by various instruments upon the leather without the assistance of gold-leaf.
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