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mahlstick

[ mahl-stik, mawl- ]
/ ˈmɑlˌstɪk, ˈmɔl- /
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noun

a stick with a padded tip used to support an artist's working hand.

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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
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Example sentences from the Web for mahlstick

  • But whenever he gave his attention to the mahlstick, her eyes sought his countenance with a look which was almost scrutiny.

    Aladdin &amp; Co.|Herbert Quick
  • He felt that something eluded him, and he fought for it with brush and mahlstick.

    The Key to Yesterday|Charles Neville Buck
  • He chased me all about the studio, over divans, tables and chairs, with his mahlstick.

British Dictionary definitions for mahlstick

mahlstick
/ (ˈmɔːlˌstɪk) /

noun

a variant spelling of maulstick
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