score a line on with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking
Scratching lines into a surface with a sharp instrument.
This is a word that is sometimes use to distinguish between etching with abrasive, and scribing with water only. Similar processes, except etch uses abrasive and scribe does not. See also Etch
To etch or remove part of the emulsion on a negative; done to produce a neat, uniform line. to top
To scratch lines into emulsion of a negative.
1. A pointed, hardened instrument that is used for scoring stone, brick, wood, etc. 2. To etch lines or decorations into a surface.