Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of paintress.

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Examples

  • He was right; not only did I have to talk to the girls-all of them, not just the paintresses-but every one of the shop foremen cornered me before I left.

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  • At the moment, Arachne's sole concern, as they rattled along in a motor-taxi, was the tiny infirmary she kept for the benefit of the paintresses.

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  • If the other workers wondered about this special privilege, they never said anything, perhaps because the paintresses were given the grand title of Porcelain Artist and got other privileges as well.

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  • Ellen's second-cousin is the only person that has ever brought one of these paintresses to the attention of a doctor, and that is in no small part because the cousin discovered Ellen's magical potential was being drained away from her by a person unknown.

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  • Actually, Andrew, that's not quite true-Madam and Reggie were discussing something about a female doctor, a suffragist, who was campaigning on behalf of the paintresses at one of her potteries.

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  • "They say that Madam letting them men in, makes sure all the paintresses gets a chance to get set up-and they do just go off, sometimes without giving notice," Ellen observed, with a hint of sardonic amusement at the vicar's reaction.

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  • "Another one of the paintresses left the Okehampton works - or, as their foreman said, 'disappeared,'" he said, setting his fork aside.

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  • And this had brought them both prosperity built from the beginning on the power drained from her poisoned and dying paintresses; power that no Elemental Mage would ever detect, for it was so far outside the scope of their experience.

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  • The main problem so far as she was concerned was that the kiln had been one of the ones where the glazes were fired, and three of her paintresses had been seriously injured, two killed outright.

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  • The rather dull young clerk who took her around didn't even notice when the blood drained out of her face and she grew faint on the first probing touch of the paintresses and their special environs.

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