Definitions

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  • adjective having a stain
  • adjective coloured by adding a pigment
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of stain.

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

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

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • “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.”

    A PROPER AFFAIR

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

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  • 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

  • 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 » E-Mail

  • 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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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