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Stipple  v. t.  (past & past part. stippled; pres. part. stippling)  
To engrave by means of dots, in distinction from engraving in lines. "The interlaying of small pieces can not altogether avoid a broken, stippled, spotty effect."
To paint, as in water colors, by small, short touches which together produce an even or softly graded surface.

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"Stipple" Quotes from Famous Books

... but manly ever. Thy rustic Biglow's rugged line A grateful world neglecteth never! It smote hypocrisy and cant With flail-like force; sleek bards that ripple Like shallow pools—who pose and pant, And vaguely smudge or softly stipple,— These have not brain or heart to sing As Biglow sang, our quaint Hosea, Whose "Sunthin in the Pastoral line," Full primed with picture and idea, Lives, with "The Courtin'," unforgot, And worth whole ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101, August 22, 1891 • Various

... how the work is done. The graining color is brushed over the work, in the ordinary manner, with a pound-brush, care being taken not to put too much color on, or else it is very liable to be dirty. A dry duster is now used to stipple with, which, if properly done, will distribute the color evenly; it is now ready for combing. In the real oak it will be found, as a rule, that the grain is invariably coarser on one side of the panel than on the other; this arises from the very nature of the ...
— Scientific American, Volume XXIV., No. 12, March 18, 1871 • Various

... engraving is done either from prints or pen-drawings. Almost all kinds of prints can be re-engraved directly from the copy, provided they be in clear, black lines or stipple, and on white or only slightly ...
— Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879 • Various

... commence our study of his social satires here, in following to some extent the sequence of time, with "A Sketch from Nature"—published by J. R. Smith in January of 1784, and engraved by him in stipple with great beauty and finish. The subject here recalls a very similar scene in Hogarth's "Rake's Progress," for here, as there, a merry company of both sexes is engaged in riotous revel; and the wine and punch ...
— The Eighteenth Century in English Caricature • Selwyn Brinton

Words linked to "Stipple" :   engrave, art, paint, artistic creation, speckle

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