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

  Embossment \Em*boss"ment\, n.
     1. The act of forming bosses or raised figures, or the state
        of being so formed.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A bosslike prominence; figure in relief; raised work; jut;
        protuberance; esp., a combination of raised surfaces
        having a decorative effect. "The embossment of the
        figure." --Addison.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an impression produced by pressure or printing [syn:
           imprint, embossment]
      2: sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to
         stand out from the surrounding background [syn: relief,
         relievo, rilievo, embossment, sculptural relief]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  77 Moby Thesaurus words for "embossment":
     anaglyph, bas-relief, bellying, boldness, boss, bulging, bump,
     cameo, cameo glass, cavo-rilievo, colophon, concavity, convexity,
     cut glass, dactylogram, dactylograph, dent, dint, eminence,
     excrescence, excrescency, extrusion, fingerprint, footmark,
     footprint, footstep, fossil footprint, gibbosity, gibbousness,
     glyph, glyptograph, high relief, ichnite, ichnolite, impress,
     impression, imprint, indent, indentation, indention, intaglio,
     intaglio rilevato, intaglio rilievo, low relief, lump, mask, medal,
     medallion, pad, paw print, pawmark, pimple, plaquette, print,
     projection, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, protuberancy,
     pug, pugmark, relief, relievo, salience, salient, sculptured glass,
     seal, sigil, signet, stamp, step, stud, thumbmark, thumbprint,
     tuberosity, tuberousness, vestige

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