• WordNet 3.6
    • n daubing the application of plaster
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Daubing A rough coat of mortar put upon a wall to give it the appearance of stone; rough-cast.
    • Daubing In currying, a mixture of fish oil and tallow worked into leather; -- called also dubbing.
    • Daubing The act of one who daubs; that which is daubed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n daubing Something which is applied by daubing, especially plaster or mortar; specifically, in recent use, a rough coat of mortar applied to a wall to give it the appearance of stone. See chinking
    • n daubing The process of forming walls by means of hardened earth: extensively employed in the sixteenth century.
    • n daubing A mixture of tallow and oil used to soften leather and render it more or less water-proof.
    • n daubing Coarse, inartistic painting.
    • n daubing Gross flattery.
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In literature:

This work had been badly done, and in many places the daubing had fallen away.
"The Young Mountaineers" by Charles Egbert Craddock
But you see some wretched restorer went and daubed them all over a few years ago.
"Marriage à la mode" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
But it was done in black, and the letters were daubed on in a careless way, such as a shipping house clerk does it.
"Young Wild West at "Forbidden Pass"" by An Old Scout
Their houses was made of logs and the cracks was daubed with mud.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
In some cases the heart was thrust into the mouth of the idol with a golden spoon, in others the lips were simply daubed with blood.
"South American Fights and Fighters" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
Her prophets have daubed them with untempered mortar, saying, Thus saith the Lord God, when the Lord hath not spoken.
"The Angels' Song" by Thomas Guthrie
Treachery to it is daubed on many an escutcheon in its heraldry.
"Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry" by Thomas Davis
Artists are spreading "daubs" on canvas who should be whitewashing board fences.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
But it was, sure enough, though dressed in rough workman's clothes, and stained and daubed with clay.
"Begumbagh" by George Manville Fenn
They reached Lake Daube, whose broad, frozen surface extended to the bottom of the valley.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
There will be nothing left soon for him to daub.
"Will of the Mill" by George Manville Fenn
There are about thirty European houses; the rest of the buildings, inhabited by the natives, are of wattle and daub.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
De chimleys wus built of sticks and mud, den a coat of clay mud daubed over 'em.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
I advise you for your own good, Miss Janet, do not struggle to learn to make daubs!
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
Huge canvasses covered with great daubs of colour occupied the walls.
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade
The players, big and little, are so daubed with mud from head to foot as to be unrecognizable.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
Their faces were smeared with heavy daubs of paint.
"Four American Indians" by Edson L. Whitney
Ralph finished the rack, and Kat heard him remark, that she had daubed enough paint on one knob, to do for half the rack.
"Six Girls" by Fannie Belle Irving
Du Gay and Ako, in spite of the peril, laughed to see him daub the war paint.
"Heroes of the Middle West" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
I'm not for daubing grease on the tail of the fat pig.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine

In poetry:

How is it, Madam, that I know
The guests at once? Wipe off the paint—
Convention daubs us all alike,
Sinner as well as Saint!
"Vers De Societe" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
The field a hasty pallet; for,
In thin or thick, with daub and streak,
It stretches from the barn-gate's bar
To the bleached ribbon of the creek.
"Frost" by Madison Julius Cawein
An image of a piano-tuner
with a basket of prawns on his shoulder
and a firescreen under his arm
his moustache made of clay-clotted twigs
and his cheeks daubed with wine
"The Very Image - To Rene Magritte" by David Gascoyne
A happy infant, daubed to the eyes in juice
Of peaches that flush bloody at the core,
Naked you bask upon a south-sea shore,
While o'er your tumbling bosom the hair floats loose.
"Love Song" by Aldous Huxley
The lean-muscled young men are naked to the narrow loins,
their breasts and backs daubed with white clay,
Two eagle-feathers plume the black heads. They dance with
reluctance, they are growing civilized; the old men persuade them.
"New Mexican Mountain" by Robinson Jeffers
Try! words are colors; — Feeling lays
Their tints on memory's open page,
Now bright, now soft, now dim their rays,
They gleam in youth and fade in age.
Yet when their hues are gone, each stain
That daubed their beauties wilt remain.
"To A Deaf And Dumb Lady" by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard

In news:

In French, the language of "le mot juste," there is an uncharacteristically long list of words for stew, like garbure, casserole, ragout, estouffade and daube.
Cusick, Jonathan Beveridge, Austin Withers, Connor Hughes, Tanner Daub, Josh Pittman, Dalton Rothwell, Jamie Hoffer, Sam Campbell, Brett Stanley, and Shayne Scragg.
Reverend Sonny Daub will officiate under the kind guidance of Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service.
Marcell Harris, Laremy Tunsil, Kain Daub just a few of top recruits expected at LSU-Florida today.
The phrase "Jesus is a monkey" was daubed on the walls of Latrun Monastery.
Q & A: Would-be artists can drink, daub at Paint and Sip Studio (with photo gallery).
The first time I visited Tibet, in the fall of 1982, scars of the Maoist years were still plain to see: Buddhist wall paintings in temples and monasteries were scratched out or daubed with revolutionary slogans.
Now that new winds are blowing, these offending daubs have been scrubbed out in their turn.
Katie Daubs, Pathologist , end, Category: Videos Published: Friday November 23, 2012.
Cafe Di Blasi 1801 Stumpf Blvd, Gretna, 504 361-3106 www.cafediblasi.com The "misto Italiano" platter features daube, sausage, meatballs and veal.
Cafe Ralphie 5024 W Esplanade Ave, 504 889-7770 www.caferalphie.com Daube is a special offering on Wednesdays.
Two of many ancient earth-building techniques—which include wattle-and-daub and adobe—-are rammed earth and pisé de terre, prehistoric construction methods that predate the development of the opposable thumb.
Michot built a home using bousillage, a cousin to wattle and daub.
Thousands of Sauk settled in willow-pole, mud daubed lodges.
The colorfully daubed sheets of newsprint -- which, in their own way, hit the craft-fair sweet spot of retro spirit and handmade sweetness -- charmed shoppers enough that 25-sheet packs were selling for $2 a pop.

In science:

Daube, Analytical model of the relaxation of a col lisionless ion matrix sheath, J.
Appendix to paper: A geometric level-set formulation of a plasma-sheath interface