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Coat of paint   /koʊt əv peɪnt/   Listen
Coat of paint

A layer of paint covering something else.

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"Coat of paint" Quotes from Famous Books

... a change in the board of directors, or a new coat of paint or something of the kind in one of the orphan homes, and the story fell to me. I found the orphan home to be typical of its kind—a big, dreary, prison-like structure. The woman at the door did not in the least care to let me in. She was a fish-mouthed ...
— Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed • Edna Ferber

... way of a clue, Sir Henry, a clue to any possible intruder, I mean. If your artistic soul hadn't rebelled against bare steel, which would, of course, have soon rusted in this ammonia-impregnated atmosphere, and led you to put a coat of paint over the metal, there would have been no mark at all, the thing is so slight. I am of the opinion that Tolliver himself caused it. In short, that it was made by either a pin or a cuff button in his wristband when he was attacked and fell. ...
— Cleek, the Master Detective • Thomas W. Hanshew

... shall do something. The firm is not mean, though it avoids unnecessary expense. We'll put a coat of paint on her, and some pitch, and do up the rigging. She's a stout old craft, and with one of the smartest sailors afloat in command of her—for we always give you credit for being that—she'll run many ...
— The Firm of Girdlestone • Arthur Conan Doyle

... other time you would have laughed at my little pleasantry." Carrie said: "Certainly—AT ANY OTHER TIME, but not when I am busy in the house." The stairs looked very nice. Gowing called, and said the stairs looked ALL RIGHT, but it made the banisters look ALL WRONG, and suggested a coat of paint on them also, which Carrie quite agreed with. I walked round to Putley, and fortunately he was out, so I had a good excuse to let the banisters slide. ...
— The Diary of a Nobody • George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith

Words linked to "Coat of paint" :   priming, primer coat, coat, flat coat, undercoat, finish coat, pigment, ground, primer, coating, priming coat, paint, finishing coat

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