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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A chisel of tempered steel with a sharp point.

Usage examples (29)
  • An engraver uses a burin for her work.
  • His splendid design, which shows considerable burin work, is at odds with the crudity of the remainder of the book.
  • Passing from the bloom of Nature, we complete our circuit with that which springs from the pencil, the chisel and the burin.
  • London in 1798, and, after a limited education, he began to learn the art of engraving; but his pen was more powerful than his burin. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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