bedaub

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bedaub spread or daub (a surface)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Bedaub To daub over; to besmear or soil with anything thick and dirty. "Bedaub foul designs with a fair varnish."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bedaub To daub over; besmear; soil.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Bedaub be-dawb′ to daub over or smear with any dirty matter.
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Usage

In literature:

Bedaubed with iridescent dirt.
"Sword Blades and Poppy Seed" by Amy Lowell
Many of the races wear no clothing, and have their bodies wholly or partially bedaubed with paint.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
They do not mutilate or bedaub their bodies (though the Andamanese indulge in a kind of "tattooing").
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
The faces of all were blood-bedaubed.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
The carriages were pelted with stones, and the City marshal, who tried to open the gates, was bedaubed with mud.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
The effect is like bedaubing a marble statue with paint.
"A Wonder Book for Girls & Boys" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Both Greeks and savages employ the bull-roarer, both bedaub the initiated with dirt or with white paint or chalk.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
He stood with hair disordered, and bedaubed with paint, before a fresh canvas, drawing madly.
"The Galaxy" by Various
The effect is like bedaubing a marble statue with paint.
"A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
His clothing was torn to rags, bedaubed with dirt, and spotted with dry blood.
"Lost Lenore" by Charles Beach
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