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tr.v. be·daubed, be·daub·ing, be·daubs
1. To smear; soil.
2. To ornament in a vulgar, showy fashion.
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Adj.1.bedaubed - ornamented in a vulgar or showy fashion
adorned, decorated - provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction
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And going to a bigger pine, he rose by his own unaided exertions to the top branch, where he sat, all bedaubed with the pitch which that vegetable exudes.
Thus arrayed, their hair besmeared with fish oil, and their bodies bedaubed with red clay, they considered themselves irresistible.
Unkempt and disordered, bedaubed with mud that had dried upon him, and with much of his clothing torn to rags, he had but just dropped into his easy-chair, when Mr.
So Meg wrestled alone with the refractory sweetmeats all that hot summer day, and at five o'clock sat down in her topsy-turvey kitchen, wrung her bedaubed hands, lifted up her voice and wept.