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v. daubed, daub·ing, daubs
1. To cover or smear with a soft adhesive substance such as plaster, grease, or mud.
2. To apply paint to (a surface) with hasty or crude strokes.
3. To apply with quick or crude strokes: daubed glue on the paper.
1. To apply paint or coloring with crude, unskillful strokes.
2. To make crude or amateurish paintings.
3. To daub a sticky material.
1. The act or a stroke of daubing.
2. A soft adhesive coating material such as plaster, grease, or mud.
3. Matter daubed on.
4. A crude, amateurish painting or picture.

[Middle English dauben, from Old French dauber, from Latin dēalbāre, to whitewash : dē-, intensive pref.; see de- + albus, white; see albho- in Indo-European roots.]

daub′er n.
daub′er·y (dô′bə-rē) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.daubing - the application of plasterdaubing - the application of plaster    
application, coating, covering - the work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";
pargeting, pargetting - ornamental plastering
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Meanwhile, I shall sit here through all the hot summer, daubing at your pictures."
Police are hunting sick vandals believed to be responsible for daubing racist and sectarian symbols in Dunblane and Doune.
Vaughan Dowd, 54, was due to be sentenced for daubing racist graffiti in white paint on three doors at Irlam Square.
The vandals struck over the festive period, daubing 'Banksy' on one Paddington Oxford Worcester and Stourbridge carriage, and also spraying a Flying Scotsman carriage with graffiti.
Mr Armitage said a number of major events over the summer were a great global showcase for the city, and blasted those behind the daubing as "thugs who have no place in our society".
A GIFTED arts graduate caused PS45,000 damage by daubing trains with graffiti in a 21/2-year spree across four counties.
Moore became notorious for daubing FECH on hundreds of buildings across Newcastle.
The life-sized image of Polly attacked by daubing actually portrays theatre chairwoman, Dreena Morgan Harvey, who has played the character in the past and who posed for the mural artist.
Matthew Mandell, who is 4ft 3in, was jailed for daubing his personalised signature on buildings and trains in 11 London boroughs, as well as Hertfordshire, Sussex and Kent.