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noun (pl) -men
a person who deals in paints
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  • Mr. Littlejohn could make nothing of it, nor indeed could the artists' colourman, who had been used to pictures all his life.

  • Were it otherwise, the estimation of a painter's merit would rise or fall with his colourman's bill and the rent of his studio.

    A Likely Story William De Morgan
  • My colourman takes his bill out in drawings, and I think owes me a trifle.

    The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
  • To do this, pin a piece of tracing-cloth over the whole cartoon; this can be got from any artist's-colourman or large stationer.

    Stained Glass Work C. W. Whall
  • Mullers are obtainable of any artist's colourman, they are made in glass, and a convenient size is about one inch in diameter.

  • Crass now acted as colourman, having been appointed possibly because he knew absolutely nothing about the laws of colour.

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