dry point


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dry point

n.
1. A technique of intaglio engraving in which a hard steel needle is used to incise lines in a metal, usually copper plate, with the rough burr at the sides of the incised lines often retained to produce a velvety black tone in the print.
2. An engraving or print made using this technique.

dry point

n
1. (Metallurgy) a technique of intaglio engraving with a hard steel needle, without acid, on a copper plate
2. (Metallurgy) the sharp steel needle used in this process
3. (Art Terms) an engraving or print produced by this method
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Noun1.dry point - a print produced by dry point engraving
engraving - a print made from an engraving
2.dry point - a steel needle for engraving without acid on a bare copper plate
needle - a sharp pointed implement (usually steel)
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Delamayn consulted me on a dry point of law, in which a friend of his was interested," said Sir Patrick.
Vines extract water from the soil until reaching a level called the dry point, when the vine cannot extract any more water.
which is showing dry point etchings by Jani Hoberg.
1 -- 4 -- color) Jasper Johns used encaustic for ``Figure 8'' (1959), above, and, at top, ``Figure 5'' (1955) and ``Small Numbers in Color'' (1959); ``Figure 1'' (1976), top right, is a dry point intaglio engraving.