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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A drawing board coated with white clay and a surface layer of black ink that is scratched or scraped away to produce an effect similar to engraving.

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  • noun art A technique in which drawings are created using sharp knives and tools for etching into a thin layer of white china clay that is coated with black India ink

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