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  • n  a chisel of tempered steel with a sharp point; used for engraving

  • Scorned are such traditional tools as the lithographer's stone and crayon, the engraver's burin, the woodcutter's gouge; in are Plexiglas and acetate, molded plastic and all kinds .
  • Moments later, eyes gleaming, the intruder extracts a keen little burin from his belt and begins to chisel delicately at a metal printing plate.
  • As a boyhood apprentice, Drer learned to control the sharp burin as it plowed ornamentaland indeliblelines across the rich metal.
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