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 for Inscribing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inscribe \In*scribe"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inscribed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Inscribing.] [L. inscribere. See 1st In-, and
     Scribe.]
     1. To write or engrave; to mark down as something to be read;
        to imprint.
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              Inscribe a verse on this relenting stone. --Pope.
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     2. To mark with letters, characters, or words.
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              O let thy once lov'd friend inscribe thy stone.
                                                    --Pope.
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     3. To assign or address to; to commend to by a short address;
        to dedicate informally; as, to inscribe an ode to a
        friend. --Dryden.
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     4. To imprint deeply; to impress; to stamp; as, to inscribe a
        sentence on the memory.
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     5. (Geom.) To draw within so as to meet yet not cut the
        boundaries.
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     Note: A line is inscribed in a circle, or in a sphere, when
           its two ends are in the circumference of the circle, or
           in the surface of the sphere. A triangle is inscribed
           in another triangle, when the three angles of the
           former are severally on the three sides of the latter.
           A circle is inscribed in a polygon, when it touches
           each side of the polygon. A sphere is inscribed in a
           polyhedron, when the sphere touches each boundary plane
           of the polyhedron. The latter figure in each case is
           circumscribed about the former.
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