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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.
Sets of work inspired by the pheasant's colours and some of the 40 dry points and monotype prints based on views from the M40 are in this exhibition.
There are some familiar names - Hillmorton Lock, a small linoprint by Eric Gaskell, two small dry points by Bruno Cavellec and The Alchemist's Grass Tree, a sculpture from scrap drinks cans by Val Hunt.