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oil paint

a commercial paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle.
Origin of oil paint
1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • During its existence it has had, first one coat of oil-paint, and later a coat of coloured limewash.

  • What would I not give for a little bucket of oil-paint, only common lampblack!

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
  • oil-paint can be removed, by rubbing it with very pure spirits of turpentine.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy Catherine Esther Beecher
  • He bought a quantity of oil-paint, which he found excellent, and displayed a decided talent for the art.

    Debit and Credit Gustav Freytag
  • I never see him that I don't long for a box of pastels or get the ghost of the odor of oil-paint in my nose.

    The Tinder-Box Maria Thompson Daviess
  • It is a sad quality of oil-paint that when it is dry it no longer looks so lovely and shiny as it looks when it is wet.

  • This colour is not quite like oil-paint, but resembles closely the “enamel” colours which have of late years been so well known.

    Royal English Bookbindings Cyril Davenport
British Dictionary definitions for oil-paint

oil paint

paint made of pigment ground in oil, usually linseed oil, used for oil painting
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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