greasepaint


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greasepaint

1. a waxy or greasy substance used as make-up by actors
2. theatrical make-up

greasepaint

[′grēs‚pānt]
(materials)
Makeup made of melted tallow or grease used by theatrical performers.
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Not in Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse's 1964 musical "The Roar of the Greasepaint and the Smell of the Crowd,'' where everything in life keeps on getting changed.
Julius Henry Marx - whose trademark moustache was painted on with greasepaint - was 86 when he died in 1977.
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It was like we'd smeared black greasepaint on our faces.
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com Chicago, touring (August 15 - November 26) Jessie Wallace will be slapping on the greasepaint to play Mama Morton in this touring production of the roaring twenties-set musical.
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Greasepaint and one of my favourites Freddie, who each year ran his heart out but never got to the winner's enclosure.