paintbrush

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n paintbrush a brush used as an applicator (to apply paint)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n paintbrush A brush for applying paint. For ordinary painting the brushes are made of hog-bristles; but for artists' use the finer elastic hair of other animals is employed, as of the fitch, badger, and sable.
    • n paintbrush In botany, the shrubby St. John's-wort, Hypericum proliftcum, so called from its brush of yellow stamens; also the king-devil, Hieracium præaltum, named with reference to the yellow flower-head.
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Usage

In literature:

The paintbrush will make a change from the strain of my daily output of prose.
"The Life of the Fly" by J. Henri Fabre
Like Mr. Winston Churchill, he diverts his leisure with a paintbrush.
"Painted Windows" by Harold Begbie
They follow the melting snow until the hills are covered with flaming paintbrushes and tender blue lupine.
"I Married a Ranger" by Dama Margaret Smith
It's the devil's paintbrush.
"Little Brothers of the Air" by Olive Thorne Miller
Well, he hoped to goodness that she would not, and brusquely wielded his paintbrush.
"An Engagement of Convenience" by Louis Zangwill
He was a hoarse, red-faced man with a white beard, cut like a paintbrush, on his chin.
"The Corner House Girls Under Canvas" by Grace Brooks Hill
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In news:

Musician and designer Dan Spalding returns to the paintbrush.
The man who brought Philadelphia the Clothespin sculpture in 1976 sat in the shade of the Convention Center Saturday as his latest work, a 12,000-pound uplifted paintbrush, came together across Broad Street.
Not only did the B-Sens meet with media after practice, they also lent a hand to the Magic Paintbrush Project.
BOB ROSS's GOOGLE CANVAS: Doodle artfully celebrates the PBS icon of the paintbrush .
What is so amazing about The Paintbrush is each project brings something unexpected.
Musician and designer Dan Spalding returns to the paintbrush .
The man who brought Philadelphia the Clothespin sculpture in 1976 sat in the shade of the Convention Center Saturday as his latest work, a 12,000-pound uplifted paintbrush , came together across Broad Street.
Spontaneity and dreams drive artist's paintbrush .
With an Obama victory, Wall Street pivots to plan B. Heresies of the Paintbrush .
Ms Gay knows her way around a paintbrush, and if you've seen her work on books like Please Louise or Stella Princess of the Sky then you will know what I am talking about.
A Belvidere High School grad returns home, paintbrush in hand, ready to leave his mark on the City of Murals.
Picking up a paintbrush and dipping it in the yellow paint, she said she enjoys expressing herself through art.
BOB ROSS's GOOGLE CANVAS : Doodle artfully celebrates the PBS icon of the paintbrush.
It's the first of two peak weekends for fall color across much of the region as Mother Nature has her paintbrush out.
Lunares' line includes a palette with paintbrush-inspired knife for serving cheese.
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In science:

The different types of development events correspond to the tools of a painter: the proliferation corresponds to the paintbrush and the apoptosis corresponds to the eraser.
Epigenetic Tracking, a Method to Generate Arbitrary Shapes By Using Evolutionary-Developmental Techniques
Evidently an object is a concatenation of object parts, since it has been drawn by a usually small number of continuous strokes of the paintbrush.
Optimization in Differentiable Manifolds in Order to Determine the Method of Construction of Prehistoric Wall-Paintings
We once more stress that we consider that each such object part was drawn by one paintbrush stroke.
Optimization in Differentiable Manifolds in Order to Determine the Method of Construction of Prehistoric Wall-Paintings
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