Daubed
Daub Daub (d[add]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Daubed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Daubing}.] [OE. dauben to smear, OF. dauber to plaster, fr. L. dealbare to whitewash, plaster; de- + albare to whiten, fr. albus white, perh. also confused with W. dwb plaster, dwbio to plaster, Ir. & OGael. dob plaster. See {Alb}, and cf. {Dealbate}.] 1. To smear with soft, adhesive matter, as pitch, slime, mud, etc.; to plaster; to bedaub; to besmear. [1913 Webster]

She took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch. --Ex. ii. 3. [1913 Webster]

2. To paint in a coarse or unskillful manner. [1913 Webster]

If a picture is daubed with many bright and glaring colors, the vulgar admire it is an excellent piece. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

A lame, imperfect piece, rudely daubed over. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To cover with a specious or deceitful exterior; to disguise; to conceal. [1913 Webster]

So smooth he daubed his vice with show of virtue. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To flatter excessively or glossy. [R.] [1913 Webster]

I can safely say, however, that, without any daubing at all, I am very sincerely your very affectionate, humble servant. --Smollett. [1913 Webster]

5. To put on without taste; to deck gaudily. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Let him be daubed with lace. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • daubed — dɔːb n. material which is spread on walls; act of daubing; painting which was poorly done v. cover with plaster or mud; soil, dirty; paint in an unskillful manner …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Daub — (d[add]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Daubed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Daubing}.] [OE. dauben to smear, OF. dauber to plaster, fr. L. dealbare to whitewash, plaster; de + albare to whiten, fr. albus white, perh. also confused with W. dwb plaster, dwbio to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Daubing — Daub Daub (d[add]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Daubed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Daubing}.] [OE. dauben to smear, OF. dauber to plaster, fr. L. dealbare to whitewash, plaster; de + albare to whiten, fr. albus white, perh. also confused with W. dwb plaster,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ezekiel 13 — 1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD; 3 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto… …   The King James version of the Bible

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  • μιλτοφυρῆ — μιλτοφυρής daubed with red neut nom/voc/acc pl (attic epic doric) μιλτοφυρής daubed with red masc/fem/neut nom/voc/acc dual (doric aeolic) μιλτοφυρής daubed with red masc/fem acc sg (attic epic doric) …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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