from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A painter of signs for tradesmen, etc.


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  • And Pompeii sign-painter Aemilius Celer may have been little-known in ancient life but – in death at least – left his mark.

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  • She also fell in love with Morris Myerson, a quiet, bespectacled sign-painter who loved poetry and music and exposed her to lectures on literature and history but who never fully shared her Zionist passion.

    Golda Meir.

  • He's a hobo and a sign-painter, but he always seems to be around some small town when a murder takes place.

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  • Dick Tinto mended his pace to get out of hearing, so little had either early practice or recent philosophy reconciled him to the character of a sign-painter.

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  • It is a good idea to find a good, local sign-painter to help you.

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  • Roger had found a sign-painter who'd agreed to forfeit his afternoon's television viewing in favour of 'Stewards Only', 'Club Enclosure', 'Private Dining Room', 'Women Jockeys' Changing Room 'and' Members 'Bar'.


  • Every hand was red, and directly below the red wrist joint, where on an actual hand a watch or bracelet might cling, the sign-painter would have rendered the title "Madame" followed by a name: Madame Yvonne, Madame Christina, Madame Divine and others.

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  • The difficulty then lies in bringing _blue_, the third original colour, into flesh, on account of the vast variety introduced thereby; and this omitted, all the difficulty ceases; and a common sign-painter that lays his colours smooth, instantly becomes, in point of colouring, a Rubens, a Titian, or a Correggio.

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  • But one sunny morning a sign-painter began work on the Corinthian columns.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, June 3, 1914

  • These were no specimens of Aztec art, however, but seemed to be copied (by some white or half-caste sign-painter, probably) from the French coloured engravings which represent the events of the Conquest.

    Anahuac : or, Mexico and the Mexicans, Ancient and Modern


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