"Let me look," she said, leaning back towards Denoisel and holding her maulstick and palette out in front of her.
This zebu was kept fastened to a tree, and Rossetti loved to exhibit it and point out its beauties with his maulstick.
Maurice let the maulstick drop against his shoulder and sunk his head on his hands.
"light stick used by painters to support the painting hand," 1650s, from Dutch maalstok, literally "painting stick," from mallen "to paint," from Proto-Germanic *mal- (cf. Old Norse mæla, Old High German malon "trace, draw, paint," German malen "to paint"), from mal "spot, mark, stain," perhaps from the same root as Greek melas "black" (see melanin), but the original sense is not color but marking. With stock "stick" (see stock (n.1)).