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

  Limn \Limn\ (l[i^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Limned (l[i^]md); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Limning (l[i^]m"n[i^]ng or l[i^]m"[i^]ng).]
     [OE. limnen, fr. luminen, for enluminen, F. enluminer to
     illuminate, to limn, LL. illuminare to paint. [root]122. See
     Illuminate, Luminous.]
     1. To draw or paint; especially, to represent in an artistic
        way with pencil or brush.
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              Let a painter carelessly limn out a million of
              faces, and you shall find them all different. --Sir
                                                    T. Browne.
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     2. Hence: To picture in words; to describe in graphic terms.
        [PJC]
  
     3. To illumine, as books or parchments, with ornamental
        figures, letters, or borders.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Limning \Lim"ning\ (l[i^]m"n[i^]ng or l[i^]m"[i^]ng), n.
     The act, process, or art of one who limns; the picture or
     decoration so produced.
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           Adorned with illumination which we now call limning.
                                                    --Wood.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  limning
      n 1: a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects [syn:
           delineation, depiction, limning, line drawing]

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