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[mahl-stik, mawl-] /ˈmɑlˌstɪk, ˈmɔl-/
a stick with a padded tip used to support an artist's working hand.
Also, maulstick.
Origin of mahlstick
1875-80; < Dutch maalstok literally, painting-stick, equivalent to mal(en) to paint + stok stick, with stok translation as stick1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He chased me all about the studio, over divans, tables and chairs, with his mahlstick.

    The Awakening of Spring Frank Wedekind
  • He felt that something eluded him, and he fought for it with brush and mahlstick.

    The Key to Yesterday Charles Neville Buck
  • But whenever he gave his attention to the mahlstick, her eyes sought his countenance with a look which was almost scrutiny.

    Aladdin & Co. Herbert Quick
British Dictionary definitions for mahlstick


a variant spelling of maulstick
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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