colourman

colourman

(ˈkʌləmən) or

colorman

n, pl -men
(Commerce) a person who deals in paints
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hand by the colourman," and that violet is a pure, whereas indigo
IN SIR Arthur Conan Doyle's novel, The Adventure of the Retired Colourman (published in 1926) Sherlock Holmes says "Amberley excelled at chess - one mark, Watson, of a scheming mind." Was there then a perception that chess players were fiendishly clever and capable of devising a cunning murder plan?
"Is not all life pathetic and futile?" Holmes inquires in his 60th and final appearance, The Adventure of the Retired Colourman. "We reach.
A couple of early canvases have been removed from their frames to allow us to examine the tacking and colourman's stamps on the reverse.
Colourman", in The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume II, New York:
100 YEARS AGO: Yesterday afternoon a fire broke out at the shop of Joseph Earp, drysalter and colourman, 24, Cheapside, and within an hour the premises were completely gutted.
Unlike the actors, most of the time in most plays, the ball player "knows the score," "knows who's on first." No one, no matter how well informed about ERAs and RBIs, has an overview of the specific action taking place; no one is equipped to be an ironic commentator - not the TV colourman, not the Skydome organist.
Lediard may have paid for them himself, though some costs may be concealed in bills from the carpenter (Mr Fry), the painter (Mr Arundell) and a colourman named Bell.