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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inscription  \In*scrip"tion\,  n.  [L.  inscriptio,  fr  inscribere, 
  inscriptum  to  inscribe:  cf  F.  inscription.  See  {Inscribe}.] 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  inscribing. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  inscribed;  something  written  or  engraved; 
  especially,  a  word  or  words  written  or  engraved  on  a  solid 
  substance  for  preservation  or  public  inspection;  as 
  inscriptions  on  monuments,  pillars,  coins,  medals,  etc 
 
  3.  (Anat.)  A  line  of  division  or  intersection;  as  the 
  tendinous  inscriptions,  or  intersections,  of  a  muscle. 
 
  4.  An  address,  consignment,  or  informal  dedication,  as  of  a 
  book  to  a  person,  as  a  mark  of  respect  or  an  invitation  of 
  patronage. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inscription 
  n  :  letters  inscribed  on  something  [syn:  {lettering}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  INSCRIPTION,  n.  Something  written  on  another  thing  Inscriptions  are 
  of  many  kinds,  but  mostly  memorial,  intended  to  commemorate  the  fame 
  of  some  illustrious  person  and  hand  down  to  distant  ages  the  record  of 
  his  services  and  virtues.  To  this  class  of  inscriptions  belongs  the 
  name  of  John  Smith,  penciled  on  the  Washington  monument.  Following 
  are  examples  of  memorial  inscriptions  on  tombstones:  (See  EPITAPH.) 
 
  "In  the  sky  my  soul  is  found 
  And  my  body  in  the  ground. 
  By  and  by  my  body'll  rise 
  To  my  spirit  in  the  skies, 
  Soaring  up  to  Heaven's  gate. 
  1878." 
 
  "Sacred  to  the  memory  of  Jeremiah  Tree.  Cut  down  May  9th,  1862, 
  aged  27  yrs.  4  mos.  and  12  ds  Indigenous." 
 
  "Affliction  sore  long  time  she  boar, 
  Phisicians  was  in  vain, 
  Till  Deth  released  the  dear  deceased 
  And  left  her  a  remain. 
  Gone  to  join  Ananias  in  the  regions  of  bliss." 
 
  "The  clay  that  rests  beneath  this  stone 
  As  Silas  Wood  was  widely  known 
  Now  lying  here  I  ask  what  good 
  It  was  to  let  me  be  S.  Wood. 
  O  Man,  let  not  ambition  trouble  you 
  Is  the  advice  of  Silas  W." 
 
  "Richard  Haymon,  of  Heaven.  Fell  to  Earth  Jan.  20,  1807,  and  had 
  the  dust  brushed  off  him  Oct.  3,  1874." 
 
 




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