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be etched on (one's) heart

To be something that one will always remember. The day you were born is just etched on my heart—I could never forget what it felt like to hold you for the first time.
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be etched on (one's) memory

To be something that one will always remember. The day you were born is just etched on my memory—I could never forget what it felt like to hold you for the first time.
See also: etch, memory, on

be etched on (one's) mind

To be something that one will always remember. The day you were born is just etched on my mind—I could never forget what it felt like to hold you for the first time.
See also: etch, mind, on

cast in stone

Permanently fixed or firmly established; not subject to any amendment or alteration. Often used in the negative. The deal isn't yet cast in stone, but we're confident it will go ahead as hoped.
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etch (something) in(to) (something)

To cut something, such as a design or message, into some material or surface. Here, use this to try to etch your name into the glass.
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etched in stone

Permanently fixed or firmly established; not subject to any amendment or alteration. Often used in the negative. The deal isn't yet etched in stone, but we're confident it will go ahead as hoped.
See also: etch, stone
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

etch something in(to) something

 and etch something in
to erode a design or message into something, usually with acid. They etched their family crest into their good crystal. He etched in his initials.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cast in stone

Also, etched in stone. Definite, fixed, as in We may choose to stay longer-our plans aren't cast in stone, or When Carl sets an agenda you can safely assume it's etched in stone. Both expressions allude to sculpture, with the first, from the early 1500s, using the verb cast in the sense of pouring and hardening some material into a final form, and the second cutting or corroding a permanent design.
See also: cast, stone
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

be etched on your ˈheart/ˈmemory/ˈmind

be something that you will never forget because it affected you so strongly: The image of their son holding up the championship trophy would be etched on their memories forever.
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David Hunter demonstrates making the original etchings at Seaside Art Gallery, August 30th through September 2nd, 2019.
The British Museum said the royals were "talented and enthusiastic amateur artists" whose works were often collaborations, with some of the etchings by Albert based on Victoria's earlier drawings.
This minimal copper etching preserves the profile of the circuit traces, permitting the production of finer lines (FIGURE 13).
However, previous conducted studies comparing enamel etching with acid to that of laser were controversial.
"It is fascinating to compare the work of the two artists whose approach differed, but who shared a passion and a belief in the medium of etching."
Joyce McKellar, chief executive of Renfrewshire Leisure, said: "The prints created from etching that are on display at Paisley Museum are absolutely stunning.
The average reflectivity [R.sub.ave] of the acid etching DWS wafer (31.0%) is 5.7% higher than that of the MWSS wafer (25.3%), while the [R.sub.ave] of RIE DWS mc-Si wafer (15.1%) and MACE DWS mc-Si wafer (23.2%) is 15.9% and 7.8% less than that of the acid-etched DWS mc-Si wafer (31.0%).
Figure 5 displays the side view of the photoilluminated MacEtch-processed samples obtained for different etching times.
Based on the results obtained, etching of the surface with phosphoric prior to Self-etching adhesive system improved the bond strength and showed no significant difference when compared to the total etch adhesive system as it helps to increase the impregnation of the monomers.
However, the topography of the Si surface also depends on a number of parameters including the concentration of the etching solution [18], the solution temperature [18], the texturing time, and the presence of a surfactant or catalyst [6].
This study aimed to evaluate the microhardness, structure, and morphology of the primary enamel surface after etching with phosphoric acid, self-etching adhesive, and Er:YAG laser irradiation.
Tech-Etch specializes in the photo chemical etching of tungsten.
According to Jezek (1932), the concentration of the etching fluid, temperature and duration of the experiment represent controlling factors during chemical etching.
In this work, an ameliorate straightforward dynamic electrochemical etching method for long and smooth tungsten probe fabrication was developed.