from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A steel or diamond point employed in etching; an etching-needle.
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George Cruikshank inveighed ardently, earnestly, and at last successfully, with pencil and with etching-point, against the atrocious blood-thirstiness of the penal laws, -- the laws that strung up from six to a dozen unfortunates on a gallows in front of Newgate every Monday morning, often for no direr offence than passing a counterfeit one-pound note.
a competitor as eccentric as himself, as skilful a manipulator _rem acu_, the etching-point, and who drew incomparably better than he,