maulstick

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German Mahlstock

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maulstick (plural maulsticks)

  1. (art) A short stick with a pad on one end, used by a painter to steady their hand, and to prevent it from accidentally touching the painting.
    • 2012, Peter Tremayne, Behold a Pale Horse: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland, page 292:
      Here the lamps blazed as a dozen or so of the brethren were seated at their desks with maulsticks to rest their wrists on as they used their quills to copy texts on to vellum from the skins of goats or sheep.

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