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engraven


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Engrave  \En*grave"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Engraved};  p.  p.  {Engraved}  or 
  {Engraven};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Engraving}.]  [Pref.  en-  +  grave 
  to  carve:  cf  OF  engraver.] 
  1.  To  cut  in  to  make  by  incision.  [Obs.] 
 
  Full  many  wounds  in  his  corrupted  flesh  He  did 
  engrave.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  cut  with  a  graving  instrument  in  order  to  form  an 
  inscription  or  pictorial  representation;  to  carve  figures; 
  to  mark  with  incisions. 
 
  Like  .  .  .  .  a  signet  thou  engrave  the  two  stones 
  with  the  names  of  the  children  of  Israel.  --Ex. 
  xxviii.  11. 
 
  3.  To  form  or  represent  by  means  of  incisions  upon  wood, 
  stone,  metal,  or  the  like  as  to  engrave  an  inscription. 
 
  4.  To  impress  deeply;  to  infix,  as  if  with  a  graver. 
 
  Engrave  principles  in  men's  minds.  --Locke.