Scumbled
Scumble Scum"ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scumbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scumbling}.] [Freq. of scum. [root] 158.] (Fine Arts) To cover lighty, as a painting, or a drawing, with a thin wash of opaque color, or with color-crayon dust rubbed on with the stump, or to make any similar additions to the work, so as to produce a softened effect. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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