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A term with a variety of related meanings. It can generally refer to the finishing of a piece of sculpture, for example squaring and smoothing a stone with a broad chisel or removing the roughness and blemishes on metalwork after casting. Alternatively, it can also refer to the adding of decoration to metalwork, in intaglio or relief, using various tools such as punches or gravers. Heated tools can also be used to add decoration to bookbindings and other articles made of leather.

Subjects: Art.

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