from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the printing of etchings, a method of producing effective tone, as in foregrounds, skies, or shadows, by skilful manipulation of ink in the parts to be treated, the ink being brought out from the filled lines, after careful wiping of the plate, by “pumping” with a soft cloth.
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