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copperplate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Copperplate  \Cop"per*plate`\  (k[o^]p"p[~e]r*pl[=a]t`),  n. 
  a  A  plate  of  polished  copper  on  which  a  design  or  writing 
  is  engraved. 
  b  An  impression  on  paper  taken  from  such  a  plate. 
 
  Note:  In  printing  from  a  copper-  or  steel  plate  the  lines  are 
  filled  with  ink,  the  surface  of  the  plate  is  wiped 
  clean,  the  paper  laid  upon  it  and  the  impression  taken 
  by  pressing  it  under  the  roller  of  a  plate  press. 
 
  {Copperplate  press}.  See  {Plate  press},  under  {Plate}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  copperplate 
  n  1:  a  fine  style  of  handwriting  based  on  the  writing  used  on 
  copperplate  engravings 
  2:  a  print  made  from  a  copperplate  engraving 
  3:  a  smooth  plate  of  copper  that  has  been  etched  or  engraved 




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