Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A portable box for holding artists' colors, brushes, etc.
- n. An instrument, invented by Maxwell, for mixing the light of any three portions of the spectrum in any required proportions.
- n. In calico-printing, a long trough, attached to a cylinder printing-machine, for holding a color to be applied to an engraved roller.
“Her absorption seemed so great that she sat down before her easel, opened her color-box, took up her brushes, drew on her brown sleeves, arranged her apron, looked at her picture, examined her palette, without, apparently, thinking of what she was doing.”
“Once in a while, I thought, to be just sufficiently sick to sit in the easy chair and look over mother's pretty things, or daub with her color-box, while people brought me oranges and waited upon me, did very well.”
“Let us humble creatures be content to have our portraits done in crayon, but the colonel calls for the color-box.”
“His rooms were bare of every salable object save the cheapest of necessary toilet articles, and a rather extravagant color-box and set of brushes.”
“Behind him came the valet, bearing the big square color-box, the camp-stool, and the clumsy field easel.”
“The resemblance in colors between these dresses and those of the male fullers above described may perhaps warrant a conjecture that there was some kind of livery or described dress belonging to the establishment, or else the contents of the painter's color-box must have been very limited.”
“I was unconvinced by her arguments, but held my newly bought color-box as a means of proving to her the wisdom of my choice.”
“The artist turned his attention instantly to his color-box.”
“When his sitter was posed to his liking, and the artist, with a few bold, sweeping, strokes of the charcoal had roughed out his subject on the canvas, and was bending over his color-box -- he said, casually, to put her at ease, "You came alone this afternoon, did you?”
“Drawing Club, and her very superior camera, beautiful color-box, and other up-to-date equipments were immensely admired.”
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