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sil·ver·point

 (sĭl′vər-point′)
n.
1. A technique of drawing on specially prepared paper with a silver-tipped instrument.
2. A drawing made by use of this technique.

silverpoint

(ˈsɪlvəˌpɔɪnt)
n
(Art Terms) a drawing technique popular esp in the 15th and 16th centuries, using an instrument with a silver wire tip on specially prepared paper
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Noun1.silverpoint - a drawing made on specially prepared paper with an instrument having a silver tip (15th and 16th centuries)silverpoint - a drawing made on specially prepared paper with an instrument having a silver tip (15th and 16th centuries)
drawing - a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines; "drawings of abstract forms"; "he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"
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Other inscriptions were written, in accordance with the fashion of the hermetics, in great numbers on the walls; some traced with ink, others engraved with a metal point. There were, moreover, Gothic letters, Hebrew letters, Greek letters, and Roman letters, pell-mell; the inscriptions overflowed at haphazard, on top of each other, the more recent effacing the more ancient, and all entangled with each other, like the branches in a thicket, like pikes in an affray.
The selection demonstrates the variety of techniques he used, from pen and ink and watercolour to red and black chalks and metal point, as well as his mastery in depicting ideal and grotesque physical features.
"They also include a range of examples of the drawing materials employed by Leonardo, including pen and ink, red and black chalks, watercolour and metal point.
Set the compass to 1/4" between the metal point and the pencil tip, place the tip of the pencil or lead in the hole, and use the metal point to scribe a circle.
You need to attach the other end to a metal point, such as a bolt, away from the dead battery.
"Compared to similar deposits of this type, from a contained metal point of view, this is probably the second-largest contained metal reserves next to Norilsk," said Christopher Dundas, chairman, CEO and director of Duluth Metals.
However, it is important to note that if the curl is pulled off through misuse, this will expose a sharp metal point that may be a potential hazard.
His report to Birmingham County FA reveals Barrow players were followed into the tunnel by a supporter clutching "a pole with a metal point on the end".
Don't have a metal point on your brolly or you could end up doing that cartoon electric shock thing where we can see your bones.
Heavy metal point sources were identified and include the following.
The table legs had the form of inverted cones with the vertex at the base (the metal point didn't touch the floor because it was covered with a little foot made of black rubber), widening progressively as it rose to reach an opening with a diameter of approximately four inches.

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