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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Limning  \Lim"ning\  (l[i^]m"n[i^]ng  or  l[i^]m"[i^]ng),  n. 
  The  act  process,  or  art  of  one  who  limns;  the  picture  or 
  decoration  so  produced. 
  Adorned  with  illumination  which  we  now  call  limning. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Limn  \Limn\  (l[i^]m),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Limned}  (l[i^]md);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Limning}  (l[i^]m"n[i^]ng  or  l[i^]m"[i^]ng).] 
  [OE.  limnen,  fr  luminen,  for  enluminen,  F.  enluminer  to 
  illuminate,  to  limn,  LL  illuminare  to  paint.  [root]122.  See 
  {Illuminate},  {Luminous}.] 
  1.  To  draw  or  paint;  especially,  to  represent  in  an  artistic 
  way  with  pencil  or  brush. 
  Let  a  painter  carelessly  limn  out  a  million  of 
  faces,  and  you  shall  find  them  all  different.  --Sir 
  T.  Browne. 
  2.  To  illumine,  as  books  or  parchments,  with  ornamental 
  figures,  letters,  or  borders. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  drawing  of  the  outlines  of  forms  or  objects  [syn:  {delineation}, 
  {depiction},  {line  drawing}] 

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