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back jump

back jump  n.— «One way of getting to tag trains was a method called doing a “back jump.” This when you hide near a station or lay up, wait til a train pulls in, then quickly do as much painting as you can before the train...

balayage

balayage n. a technique of painting highlights onto hair. Editorial Note: Often spelled balliage in English. Etymological Note: From the French balayage, meaning the act of “sweeping.” (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

wall dog

wall dog  n.— «Before moving to New York two years ago, Mr. Lindahl worked as an itinerant sign painter in cities around the country, picking up trade secrets from “wall dogs”—old men who spent their lives suspended above the city...

economisting

economisting  n.— «Economisting: (e kon’ o mist’ ing) 1. The act or process of converting limited evidence into grand claims by means of rhetorical ploys, especially punning. 2. The belief or practice that empirical evidence can only...

monkey board

monkey board  n.— «She also started to learn the offshore patois used to describe the different parts of the platform: the dog house, the monkey board, the rat hole, the cat walk.» —“Taking oil painting to a whole new...

rat hole

rat hole  n.— «She also started to learn the offshore patois used to describe the different parts of the platform: the dog house, the monkey board, the rat hole, the cat walk.» —“Taking oil painting to a whole new...