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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THE bizarre phenomenon of "politician as celebrity" is fairly recent, boosted hugely during ten years of wall-to-wall exposure to Tony Blair who clearly saw - and indeed still sees - the world as his stage, looks as if he bears permanent traces of grease paint, and acts as if he is, well.
But the lure of the grease paint was so great it seemed a good deal.
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She said: "I've always loved the roar of the grease paint and the smell of the crowd.
Mr Prescott is beginning to resemble the comedian who wants to be taken seriously as an actor; we are witness to the pitiful sight of a man in grease paint, a red nose and large purple shoes trying to play Macbeth.
Bosses at Birmingham City Council want to increase the fun and games for children at a range of events and think slapping on the grease paint is an easel way to do it.
The Chicken Run Boo-Boy Chorus could be set to don grease paint and tread the boards at the Little Theatre.
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Mr Manley said,apart from being interested in law,it was the smell of the grease paint and the roar of the crowd which attracted him to celebrity clients.
AS Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow pack up the grease paint after their success treading the boards, another Hollywood star is heading for the West End.