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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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[ˈstɪpld] adjpunteggiato/a
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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.
I have done quite a few guns and just stippled up to the lines I had drawn or simply imagined on the frame.
Essentially any polymer part, whether a knife handle, GLOCK, XD, Remington 870, a Magpul PMAG, an Accuracy International stock or a simple A2 grip can be stippled or textured.
The stippled polychromatic cell is clearly seen in the middle.
For practice before attacking the stippling job, I stippled a good-size patch on my M&P's "large" grip panel--which I find uncomfortable--and on a Magpul PMAG, which takes stippling much like the frame of the M&P.
Some people stippled both the frame and the removable backstraps, whereas others did only the backstraps.
The pistol grip and forend have unique stippled areas instead of checkering.
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There are two large stippled panels on the pistol grip, which also has an ambidextrous palm swell.
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.
To provide even more designer looks, texture options include straight grain, stippled and glass.
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