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 for emboss
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.
                                                    --Milton.
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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.
                                                    Scott.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Emboss \Em*boss"\, v. t. [Etymology uncertain.]
     To make to foam at the mouth, like a hunted animal. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Emboss \Em*boss"\, v. t. [Cf. Pr. & Sp. emboscar, It. imboscare,
     F. embusquer, and E. imbosk.]
     1. To hide or conceal in a thicket; to imbosk; to inclose,
        shelter, or shroud in a wood. [Obs.]
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              In the Arabian woods embossed.        --Milton.
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     2. To surround; to ensheath; to immerse; to beset.
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              A knight her met in mighty arms embossed. --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Emboss \Em*boss"\, v. i.
     To seek the bushy forest; to hide in the woods. [Obs.] --S.
     Butler.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  emboss
      v 1: raise in a relief; "embossed stationery" [syn: emboss,
           boss, stamp]

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