from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
A means of reproduction something like woodcuts, except that you cut it out of a slab of linoleum, which is easier to cut, glued to a block of wood. The method is used chiefly for illustrations, which may be reproduced in white line on a black (or other colored) background, by cutting away only the lines, or a dark lines on a white background, by cutting away all except the lines (and other dark areas).