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maulstick

[mawl-stik] /ˈmɔlˌstɪk/
noun
1.
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maulstick

/ˈmɔːlˌstɪk/
noun
1.
a long stick used by artists to steady the hand holding the brush
Word Origin
C17: partial translation of Dutch maalstok, from obsolete malen to paint + stokstick1
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Word Origin and History for maul-stick
maulstick
"light stick used by painters to support the painting hand," 1650s, from Du. maalstok, from mallen "to paint" + stock "stick."
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