from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of maulstick.
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- n. maulstick
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A long stick that a painter uses to support the hand holding the brush while painting. Same as maul-stick.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A staff, from three to four feet long, used by paintersas a rest for the right hand, and held in the left.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a long stick that a painter uses to support the hand holding the brush
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He uses a mahlstick during a plain air competition and throws it in the woods right before doping control.
In any major city these days, you can encounter more neoconceptual artists -- and their deceptively artless videos and installations-with-attitude -- than you can shake a mahlstick at.
When his sister was gone Robert went up to his studio, and having ground some colours upon his palette he stood for some time, brush and mahlstick in hand, in front of his big bare canvas.
But whenever he gave his attention to the mahlstick, her eyes sought his countenance with a look which was almost scrutiny.
She had laid down her brush, and the young man was using her mahlstick in a badly-directed effort to smear into a design some splotches of paint on the unused portion of her canvas.
Adam would go through the ceremony of receiving her at the door with his mahlstick held before him like a staff of state.
"Only one way to fix him," remarked Stebbins, picking up his mahlstick from the grass beside him.
He was sometimes seized by a desire to work, but was not able, by reason of the palsy, and fell into such a rage that he tried to force his hands to labour; but, as he muttered to himself, the mahlstick fell from his grasp, and even his brushes, so that it was pitiable to behold.
I can scold, I can become unbearable, when this, for example, "here he pointed with his mahlstick to the Savonarola," does not please me. "
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