Scumbling

Scum"bling

(?), n. 1. (Fine Arts) (a) A mode of obtaining a softened effect, in painting and drawing, by the application of a thin layer of opaque color to the surface of a painting, or part of the surface, which is too bright in color, or which requires harmonizing. (b) In crayon drawing, the use of the stump.
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2. The color so laid on. Also used figuratively.
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Shining above the brown scumbling of leafless orchards.
L. Wallace.
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