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stippled drawing


tr.v. stip·pled, stip·pling, stip·ples
1. To draw, engrave, or paint in dots or short strokes.
2. To apply (paint, for example) in dots or short strokes.
3. To dot, fleck, or speckle: "They crossed a field stippled with purple weeds" (Flannery O'Connor).
1. A method of drawing, engraving, or painting using dots or short strokes.
2. The effect produced by stippling.

[Dutch stippelen, frequentative of stippen, to speckle, from stip, dot, from Middle Dutch.]

stip′pler n.
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Adj.1.stippled - having a pattern of dots
patterned - having patterns (especially colorful patterns)


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If one could have hung that June morning in a balloon in the blazing blue above London every northward and eastward road running out of the tangled maze of streets would have seemed stippled black with the streaming fugitives, each dot a human agony of terror and physical distress.
This used-but-not-abused boxlock has 24-inch Chopper lump barrels with a matted quarter rib and stippled front sight base, express rear sights and a finely marbled European-walnut buttstock.
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Physically, the changes in appearance are slight--it has less-rounded corners, and the stippled back of the original is now smooth.
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Varying tones of brow pencil were stippled across cheeks and noses to enhance or replicate models' own freckles at Moschino Cheap & Chic, and a smattering of freckles were applied to sculpted cheekbones at Sass & Bide.
By installing the new Stipple extension, anyone can now view accurate, real-time information inside any Stippled image anywhere on the web, including sites like Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, People, Twitter, Yahoo and Google.
This charming hollow cast bronze cat is shown alert, sitting upright with the tail curled to the right side, the body with stippled surface, wearing a Bes-headed pectoral suspended on a cord and original gold earrings.
Artist recognition awards went to: "John and Paul," a pen-and-ink stippled drawing by Emily Beckstrand, 16, Sheldon High School; "Yellow Orchid," a lampworked glass piece by Daniela Cardenas, 17, Network Charter School; "Wave Twisters," a photograph by Evan Sharboneau, 18, North Eugene High School; and "Whirling Dance," an acrylic painting by Claire White, 18, South Eugene High School.
The article included one of the Wall Street Journal's distinctive stippled portrait drawings of Air Force archivist Archie DiFante and some examples of how he has helped the German researcher.