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oil paint

  1. oil color.
  2. a commercial paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle.
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Origin of oil paint

First recorded in 1780–90
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Examples from the Web for oil paint

Historical Examples

  • What would I not give for a little bucket of oil-paint, only common lampblack!

    Farthest North

    Fridtjof Nansen

  • Oil-Paint can be removed, by rubbing it with very pure spirits of turpentine.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy

    Catherine Esther Beecher

  • During its existence it has had, first one coat of oil-paint, and later a coat of coloured limewash.

  • He bought a quantity of oil-paint, which he found excellent, and displayed a decided talent for the art.

    Debit and Credit

    Gustav Freytag

  • It is a sad quality of oil-paint that when it is dry it no longer looks so lovely and shiny as it looks when it is wet.

British Dictionary definitions for oil paint

oil paint

oil colour

  1. paint made of pigment ground in oil, usually linseed oil, used for oil painting
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