One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Brand or imprint (something) with an image by burning.‘designs are burnt into the skin’figurative ‘a childhood incident that was burnt into her memory’
- ‘The image of those haunting eyes had been burned in his memory.’
- ‘My visions were always accompanied by mind - numbing pain, which burnt the image into my mind's eye.’
- ‘We also have a chest of tools and do some pyrography, burning images into wood, and we also do woodturning.’
- ‘The TV series ‘Baretta’ made Robert Blake a household name and burned his tough-guy image into the public's brain.’
- ‘He explains how his art expression began when he picked up a hot poker and burned images into a wood board.’
- ‘In his hand the flesh was burnt and blistered, for a mark had been burnt in, three circles inside each other with a triangle in the middle.’
- ‘Other efforts to burn an image into consumers' psyche is last year's rollout of Bolivar, named for South American liberator Simon Bolivar.’
- ‘Once she has formed her ‘feelers,’ she then burns the pattern into the copperplate by heating its underside.’
- ‘I was aware of a strange sense of wanting to prolong this moment and of concentrating on every second of it, in an attempt to burn it into my memory forever.’
- ‘The images would be burned in her mind for as long as she was alive.’
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