A mode of engraving on copper by means of dots, as contradistinguished from a course of continued lines. The term is likewise applied to the mode adopted by some artists in drawing, of putting in the tints and shadows of black lead or crayons, by means of the end of a piece of coiled paper, charged with the pigment, with which it is stippled or stamped on to the surface of the paper. Good artists generally despise this process; and we are of opinion that none but good artists should attempt to practise it, on account of its wretched spiritless appearance, if not very ably performed.