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
Nor did any one ask whose blood bedaubed the saddle-flaps.
"The Headless Horseman" by Mayne Reid
THE ANDAMANERS, OR MUD-BEDAUBERS.
"Odd People" by Mayne Reid
I opened my eyes upon a huge savage, painted and bedaubed, after their fashion.
"Old Trails on the Niagara Frontier" by Frank H. Severance
Sacred trees and stones are painted red, and for the most solemn of their rites savages bedaub themselves with red clay.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
Peter became pale through the very rouge that bedaubed his face, and sweat, cold as icicles, rained down his temples.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX" by Alexander Leighton
The face of the old man grew bright for a moment, but became serious straightway, when he saw the Bukoyemskis and Stanislav blood-bedaubed.
"On the Field of Glory" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
The men paint or bedaub their faces and breasts with a kind of red earth.
"The Captive in Patagonia" by Benjamin Franklin Bourne
The Deck is cover'd from Head to Stern with Crimson-Velvet, bedaub'd with a broad Lace, and Gold Fringes.
"The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume I" by Karl Ludwig von Pöllnitz
She took up the copy of "Hiawatha" from the barrel where it lay, careful to keep the hem of her apron between it and her paint-bedaubed thumbs.
"The Little Colonel in Arizona" by Annie Fellows Johnston
To besmear; to bedaub, to bespatter.
"An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language" by John Jamieson
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