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paint pot

Also, paintpot. a container, as a jar, pail, or bucket, for holding paint while it is being applied.
Geology. a spring or pit filled with boiling colored mud.
Compare mud pot.
Origin of paint pot
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The Professor seized a rifle, and brought it to a level with the artist's paint pot.

    Buffalo Land W. E. Webb
  • If you marry you'll have to paint pot boilers, and then what becomes of your art?

    Immortal Youth Lucien Price
  • The anshunt Britons never hed any tailory done, but thay wur all artists wi' the paint pot.

    A Cotswold Village J. Arthur Gibbs
  • Perhaps the paint pot upset itself without any aid from Ben; and then, again, perhaps it didnt.

  • I had four and a half rows to trim, and then the whole orchard to go over with paint pot and gouge and cement.

    The Idyl of Twin Fires Walter Prichard Eaton
  • Here's weepins, an' powder an' shot, all sammee navy style, and ther' ain't a bloomin' paint pot in th' hull shebang!

    Gold Out of Celebes Aylward Edward Dingle
  • All you need to do then is set the paint pot down and just walk away, careless-like.

    Left Half Harmon Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The brush was again dipped in the paint pot and the rear elevation of the pine sailor became sky-blue like the other side of him.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • John took his paint pot and brush and went clattering down the uncarpeted stairs.

  • The paint pot is the mine, the brush is the miner's pick, and the vein has never failed, nor the hand trembled in working it.

    Don Orsino F. Marion Crawford

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