- ease off,
- ease out,
- easier said than done,
Origin of easel
Examples from the Web for easel
The last drawing, he reveals, will be of Arthur sitting at an easel painting Denison.Forever a Golden Girl: The Art of Being Bea Arthur|Tim Teeman|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the easel sits a depiction of sun shining through trees, illuminating the grass below.
A photograph showed Bush hunched over an easel in what appears to be a home gym.
I went back to my easel and motioned the model to resume her pose.
While moving a framed canvas from one easel to another my foot slipped on the polished floor, and I fell heavily on both wrists.
During these three or four hours Gaston walked up and down the studio while Waterlow either sat or stood before his easel.The Reverberator|Henry James
Beyond this disarray stood the easel, still holding the mother's portrait.Ewing\'s Lady|Harry Leon Wilson
At the sound, Robert Barton shivered and shrank back against the easel.Doctor Luttrell's First Patient|Rosa Nouchette Carey
She sprang up to look at a sketch of him, dashed off the day before, which was on the easel.The History of David Grieve|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Recognizing the little figure at the easel, they came at once to see what she was working at so briskly.A Fourth Form Friendship|Angela Brazil
Word Origin for easel
1590s, from Dutch ezel "easel," originally "ass," from Middle Dutch esel, from Latin asinus "ass" (see ass (n.1)); the comparison being of loading a burden on a donkey and propping up a painting or canvas on a wooden stand (cf. sawhorse).