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v. t.1.To engrave in mezzotint; to represent by mezzotint.
[imp. & p. p. Mezzotintoed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mezzotintoing .]
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The sky, seen through the advanced guard, appeared like a mezzotinto engraving, but the main body was impervious to sight; they were not, however, so thick together, but that they could escape a stick waved backwards and forwards.
Green's credentials--'Mezzotinto Engraver to his Majesty, and to the Elector Palatine'--confer further status on the sitter and, just for good measure, the bust of Michelangelo on a table nods in deference to the great, perhaps greatest, British painter.