noun see mottle II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • mottler — See mottle. * * * …   Universalium

  • mottler — mot·tler …   English syllables

  • mottler — ˈmäd.ələ(r), ät(ə)l noun ( s) : one that mottles (as in dyeing or ceramics); specifically : a brush for producing a mottled surface …   Useful english dictionary

  • mottle — I. noun Etymology: probably back formation from motley Date: 1676 1. a colored spot 2. a. a surface having colored spots or blotches b. the arrangement of such spots or blotches on a surface 3. mosaic 5 • mottled adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Graining — is the practice of imitating woodgrain on a non wood surface in order to increase that surface s aesthetic appeal. Graining was common in the 19th century, as people were keen on imitating hard, expensive woods by applying a superficial layer of… …   Wikipedia

  • mottle — mottlement, n. mottler, n. /mot l/, v., mottled, mottling, n. v.t. 1. to mark or diversify with spots or blotches of a different color or shade. n. 2. a diversifying spot or blotch of color. 3. mottled coloring or pattern. [1670 80; prob. back… …   Universalium

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