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  • n. Plural form of watercolour.


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  • A well-known miniature-painter, Craig became drawing-master to Princess Charlotte of Wales, miniature-painter to the Duke and Duchess of York, and painter in watercolours to the Queen.

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  • When comparing a colour test pattern on a notebook screen with the same image on the Asus LS221H LCD the comparison could be described as watercolours versus oil paints.

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  • By the end of her career, she was publishing books on poetry and having shows of her watercolours.

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  • Small scale watercolours painted for an ongoing project.

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  • (Hard to argue with that, actually: the most destructive war in history, the Holocaust, the humiliation and division of Germany, second-rate watercolours ... the list goes on and on.)

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  • The drawings, watercolours and prints have been displayed using the same chance procedures that played an important role in Cage's work as a composer.

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  • "They stay there for the status, but when they want one of my watercolours they needle me for a 10% discount," she said.

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  • Even when the academy did admit watercolours to its exhibition walls, it did so grudgingly, crowding them together in dark corners where they appeared to sulk.

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  • Oh, watercolours – the ideal medium for everyone (especially those of us with little patience!)

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  • When we hosted the Games in 1948, Britain "medalled" – a styling mercifully not in use at the time – in the oils and watercolours contest.

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