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method of drawing whereby a silver-tipped instrument is dragged across paper prepared with ground bone dust and gum water and then tinted with a pigment. The procedure results in drawings of extraordinary delicacy. It was used extensively in Europe from the late Middle Ages to the early 16th cent. The silverpoint instrument was a silver thread encased in wood, similar in design to a modern lead pencil. Among the foremost practitioners of the medium were Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Dürer.
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Garden hedges meant the metal points on the waist-high garden fences on the alley would not have been visible to the youngsters.
The metal points recovered from the Dewberry pound site are stylistically similar to a copper projectile point found during 1991 excavations at Fort Vermilion/Paint Creek House.
To date, the disturbed plough zone, including material recovered via metal delecting, has produced 17 metal points, 1 stone projectile point, 3 potsherds, 1 stone end scraper, 17 stone flakes, 6 pieces of stone shatter, and large amounts of highly fractured and often burned bison bone.
The classical rete was a rotating metal filigree, including the circle of the ecliptic, with labeled metal points representing the positions of bright stars: Rigel, Sirius, Capella, Vega.
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A simple test that measures a breast cancer patient's ability to feel two metal points pressed against her fingertips may help evaluate the risk for developing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), a new study by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers has shown.
Then she saw metal points protruding from the knuckles of his clenched hands, as he grinned at her".
Laverdure said officers from each town put out "stop sticks," which are chains holding sharp metal points designed to puncture tires, but Mr.
Inspired by dramatic appeal of fashions for the year 2000, Jean Louis Scherrer's couture collection includes this two-piece, floor-length ensemble of black crepe A-line skirt with train in hand, worn under gold abstract metal rods fitted at waist with double bands, fanning upward and downward with metal points spreading in both directions.
Finally, he adds, a number of engravings bear marks made by metal points.
Common faults included buttons and eyes being detached very easily and metal points being exposed through the fabric.
A doll bought from a leading Tyneside store which fell apart exposing sharp metal points sparked a national product recall.
5: If you have spiky metal points shooting out of your umbrella, use extra caution when cutting people off" - and reserved the right to throttle umbrella users with their own equipment.

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