crocodile mystery “What manner o’thing is your crocodile?”: March 2018 February 27, 2018 | By The Collation This month’s Crocodile mystery is about an engraving. What do you think are the wavy lines on this print? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) You May Also Like: “What manner o’thing is your crocodile?”: October 2018 By: The Collation “What manner o’thing is your crocodile?”: September 2018 By: The Collation The Collation is the author used for "crocodile mystery" posts, Q&A's with Folger staff, and other general posts. 4 Comments I see what appear to be stairs. So I imagine that this is an upper level or a tower. Hence the wiggly lines depict the air moving around the outside of the structure. My first two thoughts were water and dirt but that seemed too obvious. Reply Possibly an intaglio offset from a damaged lithograph stone? Reply What is this print made on? The ‘wavy lines’ look like veining. Could this be a print on a skin of some kind? Reply Could it be that the plate itself was cracked from overuse pr poor printing technique, or that the more spidery ones came from the ground failing? Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.