line cut


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line cut

n.
A letterpress printing plate made from a line drawing by a photoengraving process. Also called line engraving.

line′ cut`


n.
an engraving consisting only of lines or areas that are solid black or white. Compare halftone (def. 2).
[1900–05]
References in classic literature ?
The "guide" at the head of the line cut imaginary steps, in a laborious and painstaking way, and not a monkey budged till the step above was vacated.
SOCRATES: Has not each interior line cut off half of the four spaces?
The censor wanted the line cut out of the film but the producer of the film, David O'Selznick, pleaded with him to leave the line in.
You'd think I'd have learned from the first side line cut that went straight to them, but it was just one of those days.
Unite said the Rev Mark Sharpe was retiring on grounds of ill-health at the age of 40 after he was allegedly subjected to abuse, including having his car tyres slashed, phone line cut and pet dog poisoned.
The line cut in the grass didn't seem, to these eyes at least, to be level with the winning post on either side.
The downed line cut service to hundreds of people for about five hours and started a brush fire near McDowel Creek Road, the BPA said.
When the shop owner and employee arrived with police, they discovered the burglar alarm torn down, all but one phone line cut, filing cabinets destroyed, some windows broken, and a few doors smashed.