from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A cast-iron cylinder, fitted with a vertical shaft with paddles, used to mix pigment with oil, turpentine, etc.
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For example, a simple paint-mixer application that lets you calculate the amount of different color paints to combine to achieve another color, with the collection of the original colors available to mix yourself.
After giving your digital curling stone a solid push, you must shake the controller at paint-mixer speeds.
The way it works: As the Christian Science Monitor puts it, after the puck gets a firm digital push, you must shake the Wii controller at "paint-mixer speeds."
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If so, the thought of insect sushi will have you shaking like a paint-mixer on overdrive.