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house painter

a person whose occupation is painting houses.
Origin of house painter
1680-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I had still three of the gulden that Luigi gave me, and I went to a house-painter and got work with him.

  • Mr. Kirby, a most estimable man, was originally a house-painter at Ipswich.

    Haunted London Walter Thornbury
  • On our way to the station we met a house-painter: he looked rather dubiously at Eric.

    Uncle Max Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • Marry Mademoiselle Lourdois, the daughter of the house-painter.

  • Robert Tressall was a house-painter, a Socialist, and very evidently a sincere if somewhat raw thinker.

  • Papa Crtu, so I always called him, was a house-painter, and his wife worked at her needle.

  • The house-painter, simple fellow, could not think what was the matter with him.

    Melmoth Reconciled Honore de Balzac
  • He is variously stated to have begun life as a house-painter, or as a solicitor's clerk.

    English Painters Harry John Wilmot-Buxton
  • I took a third-class ticket up to London, and on my way fell in with a house-painter, who gave me lodging for a few nights.'

    Uncle Max Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • Here he made for a coat that belonged to a house-painter, and in the pockets of this were found the missing notes.

    Science and the Criminal C. Ainsworth Mitchell

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