Usage examples for Painty

  1. Then they put some of the painty boards along over the rungs, so that the men shouldn't fall through or drop their pots of paint through, and they had made a sort of a staging which could be highered or lowered by the ropes. – The Doers by William John Hopkins
  2. And on the wagon were ladders, some of them very tall, and they stuck out far beyond the ends of the wagon; and there were great enormous hooks, and boards that were all painty; and a great many pots of paint, some dark green for the blinds, and some a lemon- yellow for the corners of the house and what the painters call the trimmings. – The Doers by William John Hopkins
  3. " So the kind lady took off my yarn hair and cut the stitches out of my head, and took out all the painty cotton. – Raggedy Ann Stories by Johnny Gruelle
  4. I figured I could do with a breath of less grease- painty air. – No Great Magic by Fritz Reuter Leiber
  5. The new cottages are finely designed, but they are too black- and- white and painty to group easily with the older, mossier buildings and the White Hart Inn, with its nobly ugly sign. – Highways and Byways in Surrey by Eric Parker
  6. You can say it is all very painty, the verdure; too painty; but you cannot reject the picture because of this little mannerism of the painter. – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  7. His hands would naturally have been painty, and this impression would as naturally have resulted. – The-Darrow-Enigma by Severy, Melvin Linwood
  8. And when I woke up and sniffed warm air and that painty smell peculiar to new buildings, and heard the radiators sing with steam and the windows rattle in the northeast blizzard that was blowing, I slipped into a truer realization of the intricate machinery of protection all about me, and thanked my lucky stars that I wasn't in a lonely prairie shack, as I'd been when my almost three- year- old Dinkie was born. – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer