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sable brush

Definitions

  • Brushes.—Red Sable, Round
    Brushes.—Red Sable, Round
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sable brush an artist's brush made of sable hairs
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Brushes.—Red Sable Brushes.—Red Sable
Brushes.—Red Sable, Flat Brushes.—Red Sable, Flat

Usage

In literature:

Before sailing from England I had bought a little colour-box, one good sable brush, and a few H.B.
"At Suvla Bay" by John Hargrave
In this way I preserve sable brushes.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 530, February 27, 1886" by Various
This can be applied with a sable brush as in water-colour painting, and makes a rich velvety dark.
"The Practice and Science Of Drawing" by Harold Speed
Apply this varnish with a flat camel's-hair or sable brush.
"French Polishing and Enamelling" by Richard Bitmead
The day I arrived Munnings was much upset because he had no sable brushes.
"An Onlooker in France 1917-1919" by William Orpen
On a smooth surface the tracing may be done with a pen but a small sable-hair brush is preferable under all circumstances.
"Encyclopedia of Needlework" by Thérèse de Dillmont
Two small sable brushes are for veining, as in geraniums.
"The Royal Guide to Wax Flower Modelling" by Emma Peachey
A camel's-hair brush, however, is of no use; you must have a stiff sable brush.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
Sometimes a thick, long sable brush will serve better than another for heavy lines, etc.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
The tails are used for artists' "sable" brushes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
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