steel-engraving love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art of engraving on steel plates for the purpose of producing prints or impressions in ink on paper and other substances.
  • noun The design engraved on the steel plate.
  • noun An impression or print taken from the engraved steel plate.


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  • There are lines drawn on sets, and even on people, to keep the original steel-engraving feel.

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  • The wind was now fitfully laced with sleet and this steel-engraving of a view was shot across with slantwise drifts that were blown out as fast as they appeared.

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  • Printing Works according to the steel-engraving method on fluorescent stamp-paper, the 55-öre value on light-pink paper and the other two on white paper.

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  • Lithographing is done mostly by French and Germans; wood-cutting and steel-engraving by

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  • It carried her back through four years and while the pleasure of this experience was still new she saw, in the entrance hall, some of their old possessions: a table, a steel-engraving, a green Chinese elephant.

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  • The eight chairs were just chairs; the wallpaper was like the inside of the bath, but alas, without the water; of the two pictures, the one over the mantelpiece was a steel-engraving of the Good

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  • From whatever side you approach it, Richmond has always some fine combination of towers overlooking a confusion of old red roofs and of rocky heights crowned with ivy-mantled walls, all set in the most sumptuous surroundings of silvery river and wooded hills, such as the artists of the age of steel-engraving loved to depict.


  • Formerly that place had been held for years by a steel-engraving, an accurate representation of the Suspension Bridge at Niagara Falls.

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  • Certainly the accounts of the first celebrations of Washington's Birthday do not sound as though our ancestors were trying to work up their enthusiasm over a steel-engraving hero.

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  • From the high ground on which it stood a series of terraces bordered by balustrades and urns descended in the steel-engraving style to a small irregular lake with an asphalt edge overhung by rare weeping conifers.

    The Age of Innocence


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