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Etch   /ɛtʃ/   Listen

(past & past part. etched; pres. part. etching)
Make an etching of.
Cause to stand out or be clearly defined or visible.  "The leafless branches etched against the sky"
Carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block.  Synonym: engrave.
Carve or cut a design or letters into.  Synonym: engrave.
Selectively dissolve the surface of (a semiconductor or printed circuit) with a solvent, laser, or stream of electrons.

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"Etch" Quotes from Famous Books

... fleet, visited the celebrated botanical garden with the great Boerhaave, studied the microscope at Delft under Leuwenhoek, became intimate with the military engineer Coehorn, talked with Schynvoet of architecture, and learned to etch from Schonebeck. An impression of a plate made by him, of Christianity victorious over ...
— Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15) - The Romance of Reality • Charles Morris

... country churches that have not been restored, such as yet exist in Westminster Hall, temp. Rufus or Stephen, or so. Genuine old woodwork, worth your while to go and see. Take a sketch-book and make much of the ties and angles and bolts; ask Whistler or Macbeth, or some one to etch them, get the Royal Antiquarian Society to pay a visit and issue a pamphlet; gaze at them reverently and earnestly, for they are not easily to be matched in London. Iron girders and spacious roofs are the modern fashion; here we have the Middle Ages well-preserved—slam! ...
— The Open Air • Richard Jefferies

... come in your sketch, Which, designed by a hand unaccustomed to etch, With a luckless result may be branded; Wherefore add this particular rule to your code, Let all vehicles take the wrong side of the road, And man, ...
— English Caricaturists and Graphic Humourists of the Nineteenth Century. - How they Illustrated and Interpreted their Times. • Graham Everitt

... and where the marsh in flower becomes perilous footing for the cattle. They are the fringe of the low lands, the sign of streams. They grow tall between you and the near horizon of flat lands. They etch their sharp lines upon the sky; and near them grow flowers of stature, ...
— Essays • Alice Meynell

Words linked to "Etch" :   show, corrode, stipple, chip at, dissolve, benday, etching, etcher, art, rust, print, inscribe, scratch, grave, artistic creation, carve, artistic production, aquatint

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