Pouncing


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms.

pouncing

[′pau̇ns·iŋ]
(graphic arts)
A method of making copies of patterns and signs; a master drawing is made on paper of the design to be copied, and the lines are traced with a pounce wheel; the teeth perforate the paper with 12 to 24 holes per inch; the master drawing is then placed on the permanent support, and powder is forced through the holes, effectively transferring the drawing.

Pouncing

Using a pounce bag filled with a colored powder to transfer the dotted outlines of a mural design to a wall.
References in periodicals archive ?
Producers of needless knickknacks everywhere are pouncing at the chance to cash in on Pope-mania.
Preparatory cartoons are drawings on paper used to transfer images to prepared painting or drawing surfaces through pricking and pouncing (spolvero) or incising (calco).
He and his colleagues have videotaped a frog hopping over to Roborana, pouncing on top of the robot, and swiping at the vocal sac.
The kitten with the pink identification label was hard to miss - she bounced from one side of the cage that she shared with her mother and about a half-dozen siblings and then back again, pouncing on things visible only to her tiny gray eyes.
The Paisley-based police team tracked Bennett before pouncing on Bow as he waited to collect his burger order.
Because of the rather narrow limits apparently set by director Colin Graham, Brandstrup's choreography has less impact and individuality than in his own works, where he incorporates gesture and narrative in well-defined nuances of movement within a pouncing, pantherlike flow.