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a surface, such as wood or a car body, that is painted
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  • The Cape cart stood on the veld, without a scratch on the paintwork.

    The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • A seaman wiping down the paintwork on the deckhouse saluted.

    Where the Blue Begins Christopher Morley
  • She has a deck-house for her sailors, and her paintwork is the same.

    The Last Entry William Clark Russell
  • It all tastes of creosote; and then the damned stuff rubs off on the ship and ruins the paintwork.

    Cappy Ricks Peter B. Kyne

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