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etch

[ech]
(graphic arts)
To incise lines on a plate of metal, glass, or other material by covering it with an acid-resistant coating, scratching through the coating, and then permitting an acid bath to erode exposed parts of the plate.
(metallurgy)
To corrode the surface of a metal in order to reveal its composition and structure.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

etch

1. To cut away the surface of glass or metal with a strong acid or by abrasive action, usually in a decorative pattern.
2. To remove the surface of cast stone with acid to expose the aggregate.
3. To alter the surface texture of porcelain enamel by chemical attack.
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etch

To create a design in a material by digging out the material. The circuit designs on printed circuit boards and chips are etched by acid. See chip and printed circuit board.
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In an ICP etcher, the control of the temperature in the vacuum chamber influences the etching rate.
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Swiss writer, translator, painter, and etcher known throughout Europe for literary works on pastoral themes in the Rococo style.
He had been desperate to find a worker smart enough to run the etcher, and would have to call the temp service for another prospect.
James McNeill Whistler, painter and etcher, was born in Lowell, Mass.
(1606 - 1669) Dutch painter and etcher. Born in Leyden, Rembrandt settled in Amsterdam in 1631 and quickly established himself as the finest portrait painter of the city.
Additional seasonal items from the Elmhurst History Museum's collection will be on display, including handmade Christmas ornaments from Dresden, Germany, and holiday cards created by former Elmhurst resident Lee Sturges, a well-known American artist and etcher. The exhibit hours will be 1 to 5 p.m.
Among its other memorials is a tribute to the Harborne-born painter and etcher Henry Rushbury, who became Keeper of the Royal Arts 1948-1963.
Faust opened what now reads as essentially an apologia by indignantly citing diverse sources in which Rowlandson was represented as a caricaturist, not least Michael Bryan's contemporaneous Dictionary of Painters and Engravers where he is called 'a celebrated designer and etcher of caricatures and humorous subjects'.