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stipple
stippled drawing

stip·ple

 (stĭp′əl)
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).
n.
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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Translations

stip·pling

n. punteado, condición de apariencia con manchas.
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'Lovely it was,' went on Maud, dully conscious of failure, but stippling in like an artist the little touches which give atmosphere and verisimilitude to a story.
At the time, I was also stippling my Glocks, primarily to provide a better grip and playing with enhancing their looks by using a waffle tip I had hand-made with a file.
With the oversized barrel, other Wilson Combat options like starburst grip stippling, 4.5-lb.
To improve traction and shooting comfort, Wilson Combat[R] gunsmiths performed our attractive and functional laser stippling in the Vickers Elite pattern.
Chambered in .40 S&W, this semi-auto is built on a polymer frame with economically placed stippling along its grip.
First came the M&P 2.0, with an improved trigger, new grip stippling and Armornite finish.
Free motion quilting allows for dimension by outlining the embroidery designs with stippling or a similar repeated design.
The polychromatic red cells showed fine basophilic stippling, randomly distributed throughout the cell, with variable numbers of blue inclusions within each cell (Figures 1-4).
Traditionally, some form of stippling is the easiest and most effective way to increase the quality of texture on a polymer-framed handgun.
He's a master of detail and his stippling technique and skilled use of Micron pens makes his work come alive--truly sick stuff.
'Based on the report there was no soot or stippling, which means he was shot from a distance,' according to PNP-CL medicolegal office officer in charge, Jane Monzon.
On some guns the stippling looks like it was done by a drugged out woodpecker but the Sterling's is absolutely perfect--the little dimples are evenly spaced and of uniform depth.