Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A steel or diamond point employed in etching; an etching-needle.

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Examples

  • 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.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865

  • a competitor as eccentric as himself, as skilful a manipulator _rem acu_, the etching-point, and who drew incomparably better than he,

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865

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