Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In etching, insufficiently affected by the application of a corrosive acid: noting copper plates or lines. Underbitten lines are not deep enough to print with the requisite effect.

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Examples

  • He was very impressed with my bus, and every time I saw him he would ask me in his strange, slow, underbitten Virginia-drawl, Hey, David.

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