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  • adj. having a stain
  • adj. coloured by adding a pigment
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of stain.

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

  • adj. having a coating of stain or varnish
  • adj. marked or dyed or discolored with foreign matter


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  • Mrs Dunwoody glared at him as if she suspected that he doubted her word, but she made no reply and produced from under her table a bottle of Lysol about half-full, the neck sticky and covered with dust and the label stained by the drips that had run down over it.

    The Port of London Murders

  • “A dissolute rake may indeed be most charming, my young lord, but if the coffers are strained and the title stained, you shall have a most difficult time convincing a steady-minded lady to marry you.”


  • They are best (color wise) in stained/dingy water.

    When can I use a chartruse buzzbait?

  • Most of the walls were covered with bookshelves and cupboards, and the only window was large, round and bore the image of a dark silhouette riding a white horse in stained glass.

    Blonde, Black and Blood Red

  • This eagerly awaited study provides a complete record of Pugin's extraordinary achievements in stained glass design and manufacture.

    The Stained Glass of Gothic Revivalist AWN Pugin

  • And here I always thought the chance of a pouring object dribbling was directly proportional to the capability of the object or material beneath said pot to become indelibly stained from the dribble.

    The Complicated Physics of a Dribbling Teapot

  • I love her use of Tiffany glass (her husband works in stained glass), the antique sofa she found and had reupholstered, her red velvet curtains, hanging lamps, and unicorn tapestry over the fireplace.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Made very welcome, I was allowed to roam at will, on my own, through this simply astounding Temple of Water - James Watt beam engines, 3D gold freshwater fishes swimming through wrought iron weeds on cast iron columns, water lilies in stained glass.

    Underfoot 3

  • Or you can go straight to my other highlights through Photobucket: a papier-mâché Thing, by Alex Kirwan, and Spider-Man in stained glass, by Chris Roth.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • An angel appears in stained glass in Tetelpa's San Esteban Church in Mexico.

    An angel appears in stained glass in Tetelpa's San Esteban Church in Mexico. © Julia Taylor, 2008


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