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paint card

slang In poker, a face card (a jack, queen, or king). Don't go putting up big bets just because you got a couple paint cards early on in the game. They could be totally useless if you're unlucky on the flop.
See also: card, paint

the paint

slang In basketball, the rectangular area directly beneath and in front of the basket, ending with the free-throw line. Officially known as the free throw lane. He's scored more points in the paint than any other NBA player this season. We've got to keep working the ball to the paint.
See also: paint
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1. n. a tattoo. (The same as ink sense 3) When dya get the new paint?
2. n. tattoos in general; the amount of tattooing on someone’s body. (The same as ink sense 4) He’s got paint covering his back!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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John Bower's The Healthy House recommends that you paint interiors in the fall or spring, between heating season and air- conditioning weather.
The comment "everybody can paint" is simply not true.
Research done by the EPA and the American Lung Association has shown that exposure to paints containing VOCs can seriously impact our health.
the background disappears, there is pothing but air surrounding the fellow, who is all in black and appears alive." Responding in paint, he matched the bounce Velazquez gave to the wildly irregular right edge of the actor's black garment with a black stripe of paint approximating the seam of the fifer's red pant leg.
Tyler says this suggests that Lotto botched the perspective in the first place--further evidence that the rug was painted by eye instead of reproduced optically.
The paint shop, a 15,000-[m.sup.2] area, was completely stripped and rebuilt.
* Improved technologies for molding see-through plastic paint cans--both clear stretch-blow molded PET and translucent injection molded PP--are adding dash to paint marketing in the U.K.
* Use of water-based paints is growing in the Indian paint market, new trends are catching up including paints with low VOC, no added lead, mercury, chromium, odorless paints
In July, the family-owned company became the first paint store/manufacturer in Lane County - and possibly beyond - to launch a program to recycle its own paint, store manager Jake Belnap said.
As opposed to off-based paints, water-based paints (sometimes referred to as "latex paints" or "acrylic paints") do not use solvents; the carrier for the pigment is primarily water.
What's so harmful about dry paint? Paints are complex chemical formulations that are too often over-engineered.
You can see in a picture made by me, the difference between an elegant girl with a piercing and another girl with her face painted. In the middle is the third girl with no piercing or body painting.
Hiroshima, Japan, July 29, 2005 - (JCN Newswire) - In collaboration with the Nippon Paint Company, Mazda Motor Corporation (TSE: 7261) has developed a new electrodeposition basecoat--known as e-coating--that substantially reduces both volatile organic compounds (VOC) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
"He was layering these paints so thinly, he must have been taking advantage of glass' optical properties;' says Berrie.
After considerable success in Europe, all-plastic gallon paint cans are splitting into North America's retail paint market more quickly than was anticipated just a few months ago.