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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of stipple.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Spotted; shaded or modeled by means of minute dots applied with the point of the brush or in a similar way.

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

  • adj. having a pattern of dots


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  • Lilith smiled, and it was a cruel expression stippled in moonlight and shadows.

    Hellgate London Covenant

  • "stippled," it is covered with fine dots made by a graver directly on the surface of the metal after the plate has been etched and the wax cleaned off.

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  • a great if literal example of this type of treatment with its branded 'stippled' surface, but other brands also use the perception of the material use to borrow product values. Package Design

  • "stippled" the ceilings of the White House with interns.

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  • Accordingly, Wolverton's illustrations, done in the same unmistakable, stippled style that characterized his grotesqueries, show off the grim, the violent, and the destructive in the Old Testament, putting the blood and guts in the spotlight.

    Boing Boing

  • Her books capture the peculiar grandiloquence of children's speech; the ornate sentences, stippled with adverbs like raisins in a cake.

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  • A similarly heightened, highly poetic, sensibility invades the etchings that began in the 1980s, black whorls and stippled textures fanatically worked, the artist relishing the "element of danger and mystery" that accompanies slipping a heavily worked plate into acid.

    Lucian Freud obituary

  • Ten vocabularies scumbled inner hello, stippled wit black inc.

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  • In that place of darkness and great light, of absolutes and essences that are far removed from the stippled, reddish, purplish hurts of this existence, divine justice shines through.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • "Céret, Rooftops" 1911, nearly abstract, stippled with a vengeance, opens like a nest of boxes.

    A Modern Movement Unto Himself


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