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  • adj. Cut or dug into the surface as by etching.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of etch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Cut or impressed into a surface.
  • adj. Corroded so that the surface is matte and not fully transparent; -- of glass.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. cut or impressed into a surface


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  • But with my name etched on the belt buckle, I believed I could do it justice and wore it happily for decades.

    He's Come Undone

  • But despite their absence and questionable legacies, our hamsters lived on in student library Mrs. Drach kept at the back of our classroom, with each of my carefully printed stories stapled between two sheets of wall-paper and the title etched across the cover with a black Sharpie.

    Velcro Shoes, a Cardboard Computer, and Other Signs of Brilliance

  • Among the dead were Lokomotiv coach and NHL veteran Brad McCrimmon, a Canadian; assistant coach Alexander Karpovtsev, one of the first Russians to have his name etched on the Stanley Cup as a member of the New York Rangers; and Pavol Demitra, who played for the St. Louis Blues and the Vancouver Canucks and was the Slovakian national team captain.

    Russians searching for crashed plane's recorders

  • Seeing her name etched in the stone brought a finality he could not ignore, a proclamation for everyone to see.

    Bodily Harm

  • Howard could just about tell what she was thinking from the expression etched on her face.

    Push Comes to Shove

  • My eye was drawn to the stone about which he paced, and the name etched upon it.

    The Monstrumologist

  • “You might want to keep in mind that there is still a plank here with your name etched on it.”

    Captive of My Desires

  • Each one had a word etched in it in the kind of lettering I associate with very old Vermont gravestones, or contemporary books bearing titles like “Celtic Wisdom.”

    No More Words

  • Years of exposure to rain and wind, heat and cold, had smoothed its surface, but the name etched into it could still be read: Seth Calder.

    Calder Born, Calder Bred

  • Baxter found his name etched in bronze in the low wall surrounding the enormous fountain and reflecting pool where the tower once stood. Front Page


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