- oil color.
- a commercial paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle.
Origin of oil paint
First recorded in 1780–90
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Examples from the Web for oil paint
What would I not give for a little bucket of oil-paint, only common lampblack!Farthest North
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.Cottage Building in Cob, Pis, Chalk and Clay
He bought a quantity of oil-paint, which he found excellent, and displayed a decided talent for the art.Debit and Credit
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.
- paint made of pigment ground in oil, usually linseed oil, used for oil painting
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