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Copperplate

noun
1.
A graceful style of handwriting based on the writing used on copperplate engravings.
2.
A print made from an engraved copperplate.
3.
An engraving consisting of a smooth plate of copper that has been etched or engraved.  Synonym: copperplate engraving.






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"Copperplate" Quotes from Famous Books



... designed for the comfort of bulky paunched figures arrayed in long napped waistcoats and full-skirted coats. Tabaret curtains and upholsterings, originally maroon, now dulled by sea damp and bleached by sun-glare to a uniform tone in which colour and pattern were alike obliterated. Handsome copperplate engravings of Pisa and of Rome, and pastel portraits in oval frames; the rest of the whity brown panelled wall space hidden by book-cases. These surmounted by softly shining, pearl-grey Chinese godlings, monsters, philosophers and saints, the shelves below ...
— Deadham Hard • Lucas Malet

... adjustment, if a thousand boxes are made, no additional care is required; the tool is always carried up to the stop, and each box will be equally adapted to every lid. The same identity pervades all the arts of printing; the impressions from the same block, or the same copperplate, have a similarity which no labour could produce by hand. The minutest traces are transferred to all the impressions, and no omission can arise from the inattention or unskilfulness of the operator. The steel punch, ...
— On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures • Charles Babbage

... receive, reader, his pictorial account of the art; we cannot give his plate, so be content with his description of it, that is, Etching. "This beautiful virgin, sitting at a table, has before her a copperplate, lying on a sand-bag; and near it stands a little monkey, placing a lighted lamp before her. She is attended by Prudence and Diligence, and Practice is setting the tools on an oil-stone. Her chair is of ebony, adorned with figures of Sincerity and Assiduity, wrought ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Vol. 56, No. 346, August, 1844 • Various



Words linked to "Copperplate" :   copperplate engraving, cursive script, running hand, engraving, print, longhand, cursive



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