- (a.) A bear; -- so called in popular tales and fables.
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Definition of: BURIN
- (n.) The cutting tool of an engraver on metal, used in line engraving. It is made of tempered steel, one end being ground off obliquely so as to produce a sharp point, and the other end inserted in a handle; a graver; also, the similarly shaped tool used by workers in marble.
- (n.) The manner or style of execution of an engraver; as, a soft burin; a brilliant burin.
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- (n.) A ruby.