Painter's colic
Painter Paint"er, n. [See 1st {Paint}.] One whose occupation is to paint; esp.: (a) One who covers buildings, ships, ironwork, and the like, with paint. (b) An artist who represents objects or scenes in color on a flat surface, as canvas, plaster, or the like. [1913 Webster]

{Painter's colic}. (Med.) See {Lead colic}, under {Colic}.

{Painter stainer}. (a) A painter of coats of arms. --Crabb. (b) A member of a livery company or guild in London, bearing this name. [1913 Webster]


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  • Painter's colic — Colic Col ic, n. [F. colique, fr. L. colicus sick with the colic, Gr. ?, fr. ?, ?, the colon. The disease is so named from its being seated in or near the colon. See {Colon}.] (Med.) A severe paroxysmal pain in the abdomen, due to spasm,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • painter's colic — n. LEAD COLIC …   English World dictionary

  • painter's colic — noun symptom of chronic lead poisoning and associated with obstinate constipation • Syn: ↑lead colic • Hypernyms: ↑colic, ↑intestinal colic, ↑gripes, ↑griping * * * noun : lead c …   Useful english dictionary

  • painter's colic — paint·er s colic pānt ərz n intestinal colic associated with obstinate constipation due to chronic lead poisoning …   Medical dictionary

  • painter's colic — noun Date: circa 1834 intestinal colic associated with obstinate constipation due to chronic lead poisoning …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • painter's colic — paint′er s col′ic n. pat lead poisoning causing intense intestinal pain …   From formal English to slang

  • painter's colic — Pathol. lead poisoning causing intense intestinal pain. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • painter's colic — /peɪntəz ˈkɒlɪk/ (say payntuhz kolik) noun lead poisoning causing intense abdominal pain associated with constipation. {originally British English (1820s) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Painter — Paint er, n. [See 1st {Paint}.] One whose occupation is to paint; esp.: (a) One who covers buildings, ships, ironwork, and the like, with paint. (b) An artist who represents objects or scenes in color on a flat surface, as canvas, plaster, or the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Painter stainer — Painter Paint er, n. [See 1st {Paint}.] One whose occupation is to paint; esp.: (a) One who covers buildings, ships, ironwork, and the like, with paint. (b) An artist who represents objects or scenes in color on a flat surface, as canvas, plaster …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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