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daubed


  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  daubed 
  adj  :  smeared  thickly;  often  useed  in  combination;  "cheeks 
  beplastered  with  cosmetics";  "paint-besmeared  savage 
  bodies";  "mud-daubed  walls"  [syn:  {beplastered},  {besmeared}] 




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