daubing


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daub

 (dôb)
v. daubed, daub·ing, daubs
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
1. To apply paint or coloring with crude, unskillful strokes.
2. To make crude or amateurish paintings.
3. To daub a sticky material.
n.
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.
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
References in classic literature ?
Meanwhile, I shall sit here through all the hot summer, daubing at your pictures.
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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".
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TWO years ago Liverpool artists Sophie Backhouse and Ian Town were facing a possible jail sentence for daubing trains with graffiti.
A PAIR of graffiti vandals who have been daubing walls and cars in the picturesque town of Bewdley are being hunted by police.
But racist vandals ruined the day by daubing a swastika on a memorial at Worthing, West Sussex.