from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Archaic A mark produced by pressure; an impression.
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- n. dent; impression
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Dent; impression.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mark made by pressure; indentation; impression; stamp; dent.
Not only the yearning love of God, but the conquering freedom of Man is finally attested by that blood-red seal which bears the impressure of a Cross.
The dark, immovable clouds were piled upon one another in giant masses -- so distinct and sharply cut, so rounded, that one almost saw the impressure of the fingers of some Titanic sculptor; and they hung low down, overwhelming, so that James could scarcely breathe.
Soft! and the impressure her Lucrece, with which she uses to seal: tis my lady.
It is usually, indeed, the minor poetry of an age which keeps most distinctly the "cicatrice and capable impressure" of a passing literary fashion.
III.v. 23 (303, 2) [The cicatrice and capable impressure] Cicatrice is here not very properly used; it is the scar of a wound.
Soft! and the impressure her Lucrece, with which she uses to seal: 'tis my lady.
Soft! and the impressure her Lucrece, with which she uses to seal: ’tis my lady.