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Paint (noun)

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Paint. n.s. [from the verb.]

  1. Colours representative of any thing.

                            Poets are limners
    To copy out ideas in the mind,
    Words are the paint by which their thoughts are shown,
    And nature is their object to be drawn.

    The church of the annunciation looks beautiful in the inside, all but one corner of it being covered with statues, gilding, and paint. Addison on Italy.

                Her charms in breathing paint engage,
    Her modest cheek shall warm a future age.

  2. Colours laid on the face.

    Together lay her pray'r book and her paint. Anon.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Granville, George (23) · Montagu, Charles (Earl of Halifax) (2) · Pope, Alexander (393)

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