Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In etching, a repetition of the process of biting, in order to restore or freshen worn lines, or to deepen lines which have been but imperfectly attacked.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Etching) The act or process of deepening worn lines in an etched plate by submitting it again to the action of acid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The process of deepening worn lines in an etched plate by submitting it to the action of acid again.

Etymologies

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re- +‎ biting

Examples

  • Baudelaire says that the artist, who was a perfectionist, did not wish to see his work suffer from rebiting, so he quite sensibly sawed up the plates into tiny strips.

    Promenades of an Impressionist

  • Boston, on the report of tlia committee on the Judiciary, inexpedient to legislate, on an order (recommitted) rela - tive to giving stable-keepers a lien upon horses, etc, for their charges for keeping the same; that gentleman mov* ing to amend bj substituting a Bill rebiting to stable - keepers.

    Journal of the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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