from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A paint in which the vehicle is a drying oil. Also called oil color.

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  • n. A paint in which the colours are suspended in an oil such as linseed oil which hardens on exposure to the air.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle


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  • ‘No, I don’t think so,’ said Battle, messing with oil paint which he squeezed from fat and filthy-looking tubes.

    The Dancing Druids

  • Gilt-framed portraits of past judges hung on the walls, their thick oil paint glistening darkly in the recessed lights.

    Courting Trouble


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