Examples from the Web for maulstick
"Let me look," she said, leaning back towards Denoisel and holding her maulstick and palette out in front of her.Rene Mauperin|Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
This zebu was kept fastened to a tree, and Rossetti loved to exhibit it and point out its beauties with his maulstick.Famous Houses and Literary Shrines of London|A. St. John Adcock
Maurice let the maulstick drop against his shoulder and sunk his head on his hands.The Vehement Flame|Margaret Wade Campbell Deland
British Dictionary definitions for maulstick
Word Origin for maulstick
Word Origin and History for maulstick
"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)).