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daub


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Daub  \Daub\  (d[add]b),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Daubed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Daubing}.]  [OE.  dauben  to  smear,  OF  dauber  to 
  plaster,  fr  L.  dealbare  to  whitewash,  plaster;  de-  +  albare 
  to  whiten,  fr  albus  white,  perh.  also  confused  with  W.  dwb 
  plaster,  dwbio  to  plaster,  Ir  &  OGael.  dob  plaster.  See 
  {Alb},  and  cf  {Dealbate}.] 
  1.  To  smear  with  soft,  adhesive  matter,  as  pitch,  slime,  mud, 
  etc.;  to  plaster;  to  bedaub;  to  besmear. 
 
  She  took  for  him  an  ark  of  bulrushes,  and  daubed  it 
  with  slime  and  with  pitch.  --Ex.  ii  3. 
 
  2.  To  paint  in  a  coarse  or  unskillful  manner. 
 
  If  a  picture  is  daubed  with  many  bright  and  glaring 
  colors,  the  vulgar  admire  it  is  an  excellent  piece. 
  --I.  Watts. 
 
  A  lame,  imperfect  piece,  rudely  daubed  over 
  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  cover  with  a  specious  or  deceitful  exterior;  to 
  disguise;  to  conceal. 
 
  So  smooth  he  daubed  his  vice  with  show  of  virtue. 
  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  flatter  excessively  or  glossy.  [R.] 
 
  I  can  safely  say  however,  that  without  any  daubing 
  at  all  I  am  very  sincerely  your  very  affectionate, 
  humble  servant.  --Smollett. 
 
  5.  To  put  on  without  taste;  to  deck  gaudily.  [R.] 
 
  Let  him  be  daubed  with  lace.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Daub  \Daub\,  v.  i. 
  To  smear;  to  play  the  flatterer. 
 
  His  conscience  .  .  .  will  not  daub  nor  flatter. 
  --South. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Daub  \Daub\,  n. 
  1.  A  viscous,  sticky  application;  a  spot  smeared  or  dabed;  a 
  smear. 
 
  2.  (Paint.)  A  picture  coarsely  executed. 
 
  Did  you  .  .  .  take  a  look  at  the  grand  picture?  .  . 
  .  'T  is  a  melancholy  daub,  my  lord.  --Sterne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  daub 
  n  1:  material  used  to  daub  walls 
  2:  a  blemish  made  by  dirt;  "he  had  a  smudge  on  his  cheek"  [syn: 
  {smudge},  {spot},  {blot},  {smear},  {smirch},  {slur}] 
  3:  an  unskillful  painting 
  v  1:  coat  with  plaster  [syn:  {plaster}] 
  2:  apply  to  a  surface;  "daub  the  wall  with  paint" 
  3:  cover  (a  surface)  by  smearing  (a  substance)  over  it  "smear 
  the  paint  onto  the  wall"  [syn:  {smear}] 




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