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burin


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Burin  \Bu"rin\,  n.  [F.  burin,  cf  It  burino,  bulino;  prob.  from 
  OHG.  bora  borer,  bor[=o]n  to  bore,  G.  bohren  See  1st 
  {Bore}.] 
  1.  The  cutting  tool  of  an  engraver  on  metal,  used  in  line 
  engraving.  It  is  made  of  tempered  steel,  one  end  being 
  ground  off  obliquely  so  as  to  produce  a  sharp  point,  and 
  the  other  end  inserted  in  a  handle;  a  graver;  also  the 
  similarly  shaped  tool  used  by  workers  in  marble. 
 
  2.  The  manner  or  style  of  execution  of  an  engraver;  as  a 
  soft  burin;  a  brilliant  burin. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  burin 
  n  :  a  chisel  of  tempered  steel  with  a  sharp  point;  used  for 
  engraving 




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