copperplate


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cop·per·plate

 (kŏp′ər-plāt′)
n.
1. A copper printing plate engraved or etched to form a recessed pattern of the matter to be printed.
2. A print or engraving made by using such a plate.

copperplate

(ˈkɒpəˌpleɪt)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a polished copper plate on which a design has been etched or engraved
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a print taken from such a plate
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a fine handwriting based upon that used on copperplate engravings

cop•per•plate

(ˈkɒp ərˌpleɪt)

n.
1. a printing plate of copper that is engraved or etched.
2. a print made from such a plate.
3. a fine, elegant style of handwriting.
[1655–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.copperplate - a graceful style of handwriting based on the writing used on copperplate engravings
cursive, cursive script, longhand, running hand - rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper
2.copperplate - a print made from an engraved copperplate
print - a picture or design printed from an engraving
3.copperplate - an engraving consisting of a smooth plate of copper that has been etched or engraved
engraving - a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved
Translations

copperplate

[ˈkɒpəpleɪt] N (also copperplate writing) → letra f caligrafiada, caligrafía f

copperplate

[ˈkɒpəˌpleɪt] n (for engraving) → lastra di rame per incisione (also copperplate handwriting) → calligrafia chiara e regolare
References in classic literature ?
And it was the nixt mornin', sure, jist as I was making up me mind whither it wouldn't be the purlite thing to sind a bit o' writin' to the widdy by way of a love-litter, when up com'd the delivery servant wid an illigant card, and he tould me that the name on it (for I niver could rade the copperplate printin on account of being lift handed) was all about Mounseer, the Count, A Goose, Look -- aisy, Maiter-di-dauns, and that the houl of the divilish lingo was the spalpeeny long name of the little ould furrener Frinchman as lived over the way.
It was a thin book bound in faded morocco, with a copperplate engraving as a frontispiece; the pages were musty with age and stained with mould.
Jane's was a copperplate production, with every "t" nicely crossed and every "i" precisely dotted, and not an interesting sentence in it.
Jacobs himself, familiarly known as Old Goggles, from his habit of wearing spectacles, imposed no painful awe; and if it was the property of snuffy old hypocrites like him to write like copperplate and surround their signatures with arabesques, to spell without forethought, and to spout "my name is Norval" without bungling, Tom, for his part, was glad he was not in danger of those mean accomplishments.
In 2011, with nominal support from RUFA and while dipping into his own and friends' savings - to the tune of $32,000 in the past seven years - he brought the first copperplate lithograph to Cambodia.
Perhaps the Laguna Copperplate Inscription (Filipino: Inskripsyon sa Binatbat na Tanso ng Laguna, Malay: Prasasti keping tembaga Laguna; often shortened into the acronym LCI), a legal document inscribed on a copper plate in 900 AD, is the earliest known written document found in the Philippines.
One tribe that will profess (and confess) to having not the slightest skill in copperplate writing would be doctors.
Illustrations on the edges of pages (among other places) are matched by chapter headings in copperplate writing like that on treasure maps, and Joe McLaren's fishy, wavy cover is lovely: it all comes together and this book is definitely recommended.
I'd waste another five minutes trying to comfort myself that this other girl was only galloping ahead on the stationery front because she probably had that horrible big bubble writing while my nice copperplate could be easily accommodated by the first book of foolscap.
The auction also features a framed copperplate engraved Royal Coat of Arms by Thomas Bewick, with the print above, estimate PS200-300 and a copy of Viz number one at PS200-300.
It was not in 3 Rs copperplate, But in almost childlike scrawls, Requiring her full assistance, To be even read at all.