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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emboss  \Em*boss"\  (?;  115),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Embossed}  (?; 
  115);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Embossing}.]  [Pref.  em-  (L.  in)  + 
  boss:  cf  OF  embosser  to  swell  in  bunches.] 
  1.  To  arise  the  surface  of  into  bosses  or  protuberances; 
  particularly,  to  ornament  with  raised  work 
 
  Botches  and  blains  must  all  his  flesh  emboss. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  raise  in  relief  from  a  surface,  as  an  ornament,  a  head 
  on  a  coin,  or  the  like 
 
  Then  o'er  the  lofty  gate  his  art  embossed  Androgeo's 
  death.  --Dryden. 
 
  Exhibiting  flowers  in  their  natural  color  embossed 
  upon  a  purple  ground.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 




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