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pyrography

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pyrography the act of producing drawings on wood or leather by using heated tools or a fine flame
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pyrography A process of printing, ornamenting, or carving, by burning with heated instruments. One variant is wood burning.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pyrography A method of reproducing a design or an inscription on wood by the application under pressure of heated metallic plates or cylinders, the surfaces or peripheries of which bear dies or matrices in relief.
    • n pyrography The process of burning a design or inscription on wood, leather, or other substance by means of a heated point which is held or guided by the hand.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pyrography pī-rog′ra-fi the art of producing a design on wood by applying heat and pressure.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pyro-, + -graphy,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. pyr, fire, graphein, to write.

Usage

In literature:

She does pyrography, too.
"O Pioneers!" by Willa Cather
They learned that pyrography with a hot poker was very profitable.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
Everybody was happy at the dinner table, me especially, for besides all the books I wanted I got a pyrography set and a pearl ring.
"The Annals of Ann" by Kate Trimble Sharber
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In news:

Patrick Loafman makes and plays unique instruments carved from gourds and decorates them using pyrography, which essentially burns designs into the fleshy fruits.
Robert Sherer's pyrography (wood burning) works are sweetly subversive and borrow freely from the style of illustrations found in scouting manuals and grade school health textbooks.
Pam Raymor, right, serves their Autumn Harvest, to local pyrography artist Kristen Stratton, in the private tasting room.
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