bedabble

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bedabble

(bɪˈdæbəl)
vb (tr)
to make wet or damp in such a way as to make dirty or untidy
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Nicholas hardly dared to look out of the window; but he did so, and the very first object that met his eyes was the wretched Smike: so bedabbled with mud and rain, so haggard and worn, and wild, that, but for his garments being such as no scarecrow was ever seen to wear, he might have been doubtful, even then, of his identity.
while his irresolute fingers bedabbled the tears upon his face--up one of the common staircases in the prison to a door on the garret story.
Marionettes, Punch and Judy, sword swallowers, fire eaters and handcuff escapees all gave show on occasions.'' He also goes on to mention the Salvation Army singing and praying, the Indian chief adorned with headfeathers and face bedabbled with paint and his squaw distributing penny packets containing a powdered secret root guaranteed to whiten and preserve the teeth.
Marionettes, Punch and Judy,sword swallowers,fire eaters and handcuff escapees all gave show on occasions.'' He also goes on to mention the Salvation Army singing and praying, the Indian chief adorned with headfeathers and face bedabbled with paint and his squaw distributing penny packets containing a powdered secret root guaranteed to whiten and preserve the teeth.
He also goes on to mention the Salvation Army singing and praying, the Indian chief adorned with head-feathers and face bedabbled with paint and his squaw distributing penny packets containing a powdered secret root guaranteed to whiten and preserve the teeth.
In his essay, a Hoosier veteran who described the war as a "carnival of death" remembered the "heavy rains," the prevalence of "measles or typhoid fever or some other disease," and the seemingly endless rows of "new made graves." (81) Phillip Faulk's composition depicted "the hell of carnage" and "the mangled bedabbled with blood" on the Cedar Mountain battlefield; he testified that "the demonic scream of the death dealing shell" still rang in his ears.
It was a poor prisoner in London, broken tailed and bedabbled, in such a dirty cage, but the pure song coming from its dreary prison touched the fat girl.