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burin

1. a chisel of tempered steel with a sharp lozenge-shaped point, used for engraving furrows in metal, wood, or marble
2. an engraver's individual style
3. Archaeol a prehistoric flint tool with a very small transverse edge

Burin

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

A sharp, pointed tool used in Witchcraft and Ceremonial Magic, for marking other magical items. Many Wiccan traditions engrave signs and symbols on the handles and/or blades of their working tools. Similarly, names are inscribed on candles to be used in candle magic. The Burin is used to do this engraving.

The Burin is similar in use to the White Handled Knife, a coven tool for many traditions. But where the White Handled Knife would be used only within the Circle during a ritual, the Burin could be used outside of coven use, since it is a personal tool rather than a coven tool.

Burin

 

(also graver), in archaeology, a flint tool with a cutting edge that was used by man in the Upper Paleolithic and in the Mesolithic and early Neolithic to work bone, antler and certain types of rocks.


Burin

 

a tool used for engraving, consisting of a thin steel bar cut off obliquely at one end and sharpened; the other end is inserted into a wooden, mushroom-shaped handle that is trimmed off on the side. Burins used for engraving metal usually have a rhombic cross section; those used for engraving wood have a variety of cross sections.

burin

[′bər·ən]
(graphic arts)
An etching tool used for engraving on metal or wood.
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In terms of putative diagnostic 'Badegoulian' artifacts, there is only one "raclette" in Level 118 and one burin on a lateral retouched truncation in Level 119.
There are four raclettes --1.9%--and 1 burin on a lateral truncation --meagre numbers to be assigned to a classic Badegoulian industry--.
bladelet 35 137 Mesial/distal decortication bladelet 9 40 Burin spall 217 311 Unidirectional crested blade 2 9 Bidirectional crested blade 0 1 Flake core 14 29 Prismatic blade core 1 6 Pyramidal blade core 0 0 Prismatic bladelet core 4 10 Pyramidal bladelet core 1 4 Mixed core 17 44 Non-cortical chunk 831 970 Cortical chunk 242 266 Platform renewal flake 14 32 Splintered piece (= tool type 76) 0 2 Debris Type Level Level 118 117 Microburin 0 5 Plain trimming flake 4400 9771 Cortical trimming flake 186 474 Plain shatter 706 1823 Cortical shatter 62 139 Plain flake 588 1318 Primary decortication flake 40 106 Secondary decortication flake 174 381 Plain, whole or proximal blade 99 192 Plain, distal or mesial blade 25 41 Primary, whole/prox.