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

  Emboss \Em*boss"\ (?; 115), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embossed (?;
     115); p. pr. & vb. n. Embossing.] [Pref. em- (L. in) +
     boss: cf. OF. embosser to swell in bunches.]
     1. To raise the surface of into bosses or protuberances;
        particularly, to ornament with raised work.
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              Botches and blains must all his flesh emboss.
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     2. To raise in relief from a surface, as an ornament, a head
        on a coin, or the like.
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              Then o'er the lofty gate his art embossed
              Androgeo's death.                     --Dryden.
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              Exhibiting flowers in their natural color embossed
              upon a purple ground.                 --Sir W.
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