Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A brush for applying paint.
broom, sweeper, besom, whisk, sweeping brushView synonyms
- ‘We spread out old sheets on folding tables set up in the backyard, put out craft paints in all colors, sponge brushes and paintbrushes, and watched our budding Picassos.’
- ‘On the right-hand panel, two shallow bowls hold a number of paint tubes and two paintbrushes; they stand, most likely, for the painter himself.’
- ‘She jumped off the stool, dipping her paintbrush into the jar and stepping back, holding the brush out like a sword.’
- ‘Using thinned glue and old paintbrushes, students apply tissue to a piece of white oaktag and create the collage.’
- ‘His drag of the paintbrush across the canvas inspires other human feelings, like an affectionate touch.’
- ‘She had a flair for painting, and now spent her time in the basement turned studio with tubes of acrylic paint and paintbrushes.’
- ‘Her innovative technique is part traditional painting and part sketching with a paintbrush dipped in color.’
- ‘Using a paintbrush, apply a thick coating of the mixture; with a piece of spare canvas, rub the sealant deeply into the canvas.’
- ‘The portrait is dominated by her own image, holding a palette and a paintbrush in her hands.’
- ‘On a bench lay stacks of photographs, and several jars, jam-packed with paintbrushes, each brush telling its unique story.’
- ‘Use an artist's paintbrush or any tiny brush and apply stain to the scratch using a similar color to that on the floor.’
- ‘The technique-known as ‘relief etching’ - involved applying his design to a sheet of copper using a paintbrush dipped in a mixture of salad oil and candle grease.’
- ‘The artist's easel, paint box, palettes, paintbrushes and dried tubes of paint occupied a corner.’
- ‘Dipping her paintbrush in red and black she put the paintbrush to canvas and got lost in her thoughts once again.’
- ‘After it cools, use a wide paintbrush to apply one layer of paste under the flier and one on top.’
- ‘Use a paintbrush to apply the Country Red paint to the apples, the Golden Pear paint to the pears and the Eucalyptus paint to the leaves.’
- ‘I like the physical connection of painting with a paintbrush.’
- ‘The figure of the blue-jeaned artist stands in the foreground at left, paintbrushes in hand.’
- ‘The new paintbrushes and brush sets are made with safe, seamless ferrules in a variety of sizes, which helps younger children learn to control their brushstrokes.’
- ‘These tools of expression (such as a paintbrush or crayons) are presented to the child in such a way as to teach respect for the tools.’
2[with adjective] A North American plant that bears brightly colored flowering spikes with a brushlike appearance.See also devil's paintbrush
- ‘Among the common wildflowers are one-flowered cinquefoil, woolly lousewort, alpine willowherb, three saxifrages, and an Indian paintbrush.’
- ‘In Missouri, some glades do resemble prairies, with plants that include big and little bluestem, Indian grass, Indian paintbrush, prairie larkspur, purple coneflower, and blazing stars.’
- ‘The wetter areas support meadows containing Missouri goldenrod, false toadflax, golden-glow, Indian paintbrush, Mariposa lily, death camas, and prairie smoke.’
- ‘Other wildflowers interspersed among the grasses are tidy tips, red maids, Indian paintbrush, owl's clover, shooting-star, larkspur, golden star, mariposa lily, and johnny-jump-up.’
- ‘Now, gaudy flowers crowd the brooks - paintbrush, gentian, columbine.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.