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easel


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Easel  \Ea"sel\,  n.  [D.  ezel  ass,  donkey,  hence  easel,  or  G. 
  esel;  akin  to  E.  ass.  See  {Ass}.] 
  A  frame  (commonly)  of  wood  serving  to  hold  a  canvas  upright, 
  or  nearly  upright,  for  the  painter's  convenience  or  for 
  exhibition. 
 
  {Easel  picture},  {Easel  piece},  a  painting  of  moderate  size 
  such  as  is  made  while  resting  on  an  easel,  as 
  distinguished  from  a  painting  on  a  wall  or  ceiling. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  easel 
  n  :  an  upright  tripod  for  displaying  something  (usually  an 
  artist's  canvas) 




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