Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To smear with something sticky; plaster; paint badly.

Part of speech: noun

A sticky application; a smear; a poor, coarse painting.

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Usage examples "daub":

  1. 5. It should convince the Christian pulpit and press that it is impossible in this day and generation, at least in America, to daub up sin, and make a hero out of a fool, a knave, or a villain, which Mr. Lincoln was not. - "Abraham Lincoln: Was He A Christian?", John B. Remsburg.
  2. He has no revelation, no vision, nothing to disclose, and to produce an impression uses words, words, words, makes daub, daub, daub, without any definite purpose, and certainly without any real, or artistic, or definite effect. - "Robert Louis Stevenson a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial", Alexander H. Japp.
  3. She had fastened the jessamine sprigs to the tops of their heads by a tiny daub of wet clay, and had evidently been surprised trying to put a sprig into the mouth of one of the doves, for it hung by a little thread of clay from the beak. - "The Dark Flower", John Galsworthy.