A pointed instrument without lead or ink, used for incising lines or strokes in parchment, or an adjective describing marks so made. Dry-point ruling was used before the Gothic period to guide the writing in a way that would be invisible to the reader. Dry-point glosses are also found, especially in Insular manuscripts. See also hardpoint.
Stilo, stiletto, punteruolo; Punta secca
Estilo; punzon; Punta seca
Raymond Clemens and Timothy Graham, Introduction to Manuscript Studies (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007), 16-17.