• WordNet 3.6
    • n dubbing a new soundtrack that is added to a film
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On September 9, 1950 dubbed laughter was used for the first time on television. It was used for the sitcom "The Hank McCune Show."
    • Dubbing A dressing of flour and water used by weavers; a mixture of oil and tallow for dressing leather; daubing.
    • Dubbing The act of dubbing, as a knight, etc.
    • Dubbing The act of rubbing, smoothing, or dressing; a dressing off smooth with an adz.
    • Dubbing The body substance of an angler's fly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger?s voice, in the movie 'Hercules', was dubbed.
    • n dubbing The act of making a knight; the accolade.
    • n dubbing Dress; ornament; trappings.
    • n dubbing The act of striking, cutting, rubbing, or dressing, so as to make smooth or otherwise adapted to a purpose. Dressing by means of an adz.
    • n dubbing Hence A preparation of grease for use in currying leather.
    • n dubbing The materials used for making the body of a fishing-fly. The term is applied more particularly to material of short fiber used in making the body of the fly, as fur, pig's wool, or pig's down. It is spun sparsely around the waxed wrapping-silk and wound on with it. The materials commonly used are mohair, seal's wool, pig's wool, floss silk, and hurls of peacock-feathers or of ostrich-plumes. Wool is least used for dubbing, especially in trout-fishing, as it absorbs too much water and makes the fly soggy; it is used, however, for salmon-flies, seal's wool being preferable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dubbing the accolade: a preparation of grease for softening leather—also Dub′bin
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Conn. with O. Fr. a-douber, to equip with arms; but O. Fr. dober may be Teut.


In literature:

Patty had dubbed him Prince Puff, a very fitting name the girls agreed.
"Little Maid Marian" by Amy E. Blanchard
Fifes shrilled, and the rub-a-dub-dub of a dozen drums set the air in a tremor.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
It may be recorded here that this "trench thirst," as we dubbed it, remained with us for our first few weeks on the Peninsula.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
And, whenever you see a Dub kidding a Lout, you can be assured that the dub is trying to lift himself above a similar rating.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
But it has been systematically snubbed, misunderstood, dubbed impertinence, forsooth.
"Moriah's Mourning and Other Half-Hour Sketches" by Ruth McEnery Stuart
He has, therefore, been dubbed Chief of the Wisconsins.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
Yet I'd dub the ball only a few yards.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
Fond of telling you what you did when you've dubbed a shot.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
There came into being a special corp dubbed, oddly enough, the "Rocket Squad", a group of men who could stand plenty of "G's".
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
She was determined that the school should not be dubbed "old-fashioned", and by all means in her power she kept it abreast of the times.
"For the Sake of the School" by Angela Brazil

In poetry:

Hither an' thither, here an' awa,
Into the dub ye maunna fa';
Oot o' the dub wad ye come wi' speed,
Ye maun lift yer han's abune yer heid.
"Mirls" by George MacDonald
And by the river reaches all silver to the moon
You'd hear the shipwrights' hammers beat out a phantom tune,
The caulkers' ghostly mallets rub-dub their faint tattoo —
If ghosts should walk in Deptford, as very like they do.
"Ghosts In Deptford" by Cicely Fox Smith
There is one little dream of a beautiful drum -
"Rub-a-dub!" it goeth;
There is one little dream of a big sugar-plum,
And lo! thick and fast the other dreams come
Of popguns that bang, and tin tops that hum,
And a trumpet that bloweth!
"The Rock-A-By Lady" by Eugene Field
If ghosts should walk in Deptford, as very well they may,
A man might find the night there more stirring than the day,
Might meet a Russian Tsar there, or see in Spain's despite
Queen Bess ride down to Deptford to dub Sir Francis knight.
"Ghosts In Deptford" by Cicely Fox Smith
The ne'er-forgetting! him who loves but once!
Romance may laud, but Cupid dubs for dunce;
And jeers, and mocks him on from pain to pain.
Who but hath sworn him ne'er to love again,
Then forged, himself, new links and chafed at his own chain?
"Second Love" by John Kenyon
The Mudville squad began to slump, the team was in the air;
Their playing went from bad to worse - nobody seemed to care.
"Back to the woods with Casey!" was the cry from Rooters' Row.
"Get some one who can hit the ball, and let that big dub go!"
"Casey's Revenge" by Henry Grantland Rice

In news:

There are few languages as melodiously lovely as Irish (often dubbed Irish Gaelic ).
Michigan Senior Citizen Dubbed World's Best Carnival Game Player.
Dubbed Gauss , the malware is somewhat unique, carrying characteristics never found in previous cyber weapons.
The device, dubbed the Omni-Wrist VI, also uses fewer motors and other expensive components than previous designs.
Uloric-maker Takeda and Men's Health Network recruited a pair of racing world rivals to hype a gout awareness campaign, dubbed Gout Pit Stop.
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad at Highland Park.
For whatever reason, me and my wingman Woody thought that the Wednesday Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad concert was at the Bowl.
'The All-American Jam' at Paper Mill Island will feature Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Under the Gun.
Provided photo Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad comes to Baldwinsville on May 27.
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/ Sophistafunk.
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/ Sophistafunk Castaways Ithaca, NY 9:00 PM Tickets: $12 at the door.
If the children of '30s radicals were dubbed "red-diaper babies," Anna Lappé might be the first green-bib baby.
As Jurassic expert John Foster dubbed the animal in his book Jurassic West, Fruitachampsa was "the house cat of the Morrison Formation.".
) Hairy Hunks dubs itself "a celebration of shaggy stallions" and features.
The reality stars filmed the new lip-dub video while on vacation in the Dominican Republic and included many bikini shots.

In science:

The top component is usually dubbed the coherent component, which we denote as IrrF ♭ .
Mastering the Master Space
We dubbed this approach therefore ’semi-hard’.
Towards an understanding of the RHIC single electron data
Single top quarks are produced via the weak interactions via three processes, dubbed schannel, t-channel, and W t associated production (Jabeen, Lueck).
top2008 Conference Summary
Two reference sets of LHC beam parameters (dubbed “Early” and “Nominal”) correspond to different modes of operation of the injectors (see [3, 5] and Table 1).
The LHC as a Nucleus-Nucleus Collider
Using data taken over a period of 15 months, this magnetometer, dubbed CPT-I, has achieved excellent sensitivity to a variety of effects including sidereal signals that would be expected from a fixed Lorentz-violating background.
Atomic and optical tests of Lorentz symmetry