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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adumbration  \Ad`um*bra"tion\,  n.  [L.  adumbratio.] 
  1.  The  act  of  adumbrating,  or  shadowing  forth. 
 
  2.  A  faint  sketch;  an  outline;  an  imperfect  portrayal  or 
  representation  of  a  thing 
 
  Elegant  adumbrations  of  sacred  truth.  --Bp.  Horsley. 
 
  3.  (Her.)  The  shadow  or  outlines  of  a  figure. 




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