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1. The act of polishing, cleaning, or drying.
2. A representation of a raised or indented surface made by placing paper over the surface and rubbing the paper gently with a marking agent such as charcoal or chalk.
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an impression taken of an incised or raised surface, such as a brass plate on a tomb, by laying paper over it and rubbing with wax, graphite, etc
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
an impression of an incised or sculptured surface made by laying paper over it and rubbing with graphite or a similar substance until the image appears.
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|Noun||1.||rubbing - the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another|
attrition, detrition, grinding - the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
adhesive friction, traction, grip - the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
resistance - any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
|2.||rubbing - representation consisting of a copy (as of an engraving) made by laying paper over something and rubbing it with charcoal|
representation - a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
|3.||rubbing - effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure|
attrition - the act of rubbing together; wearing something down by friction
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B. CPD rubbing alcohol N (US) → alcohol m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(= action) → Reiben nt; (of collar) → Scheuern nt, → Reiben nt; (with towel) → Frottieren nt; (= polishing) → Polieren nt; (with sandpaper) → Schmirgeln nt
(Art) ? brass rubbing
n (US) → Wundbenzin nt
n → Schleiflack m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
rubbing[ˈrʌbɪŋ] n → sfregamento (Art) → rilievo (ottenuto sfregando colore su un foglio sovrapposto)
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