How do I get rid of the clone formatting icon?

I am editing a document by marking my changes with a green-colored font. After two or three text changes with green, my cursor changes to a paint-pouring-bucket, which tries to change everything that it touches to green. If I could take this green to the bank, I wouldn’t complain. However, it is more of an Irish curs(or). How can I defeat the change of the cursor to the bucket–either by defeating this function, or by reverting from the bucket to the cursor?

If you double click on the Clone Formatting tool (the paintbrush icon), you will see a bucket that applies the text format taken from the cursor position. To deactivate it, click again on the Clone Formatting tool button, or press Escape.

See LibreOffice Help on Copying Formatting With the Clone Formatting Tool.

Tested with LibreOffice (x86); OS: Windows 6.1.

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