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Below you will find the definition of daub, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it
EXAMPLES - Daub in a Sentence
- I reached down and wiped a daub of ice cream off her chin. (source)
- I'd what you call daub the seams of the sheetrock and paint some. (source)
- When I fell, the nurse would daub me with yellow smears, that stang. (source)
- He stared at what seemed a careless daub of paint, then stepped away. (source)
- An scrape of whiskers or daub of toothpaste unrinsed in the bathroom sink. (source)
- Dung, straw, and clay being plentiful, they lived in homes of daub and wattle. (source)
- He put a fresh daub of clay on the injured part, swearing sulphurously the while. (source)
- Irving had seen her dark eyes glint when she got a daub of marmalade on her biscuit. (source)
- I am going to daub a big bindi of ash on my furrowed brow and try to give up cynicism for Lent. (source)
- As the ship came closer, now the size of a generous daub of jam, even more boats appeared on the horizon. (source)
- Adding to the ritualistic atmosphere is the white gel that demonstrators daub on their cheeks and foreheads. (source)
- I flense my shame, daub skin with art, take hammered will to mount the rock where now I brace and rattle chain. (source)
- Mark began to feel that he really had done something praiseworthy, and that the "daub" was not so despicable after all. (source)
- Some steakhouses like to place a daub of butter on the surface to add unctuousness, sometimes it is even an herbed butter. (source)
- If you be Sir _Harry Sprightly_, my Grand-Mother will be very angry when she hears how these Fellows ha 'daub'd my Cloaths. (source)
- But credit-default swaps have become too important for the wattle and daub approach regulators have given them in the past few years. (source)
- Hopewell settlements were small villages or hamlets of a few rectangular homes made of posts with wattle and daub walls and thatched roofs. (source)
- Throughout Bangkok young people and children gathered on street corners to spray passersby with water pistols or daub them with talcum powder. (source)
- She confesses to wearing an occasional daub of men's cologne so as to seem tomboyish and to using masking tape at night to flatten her bouncy curls. (source)
- These days no one will come near the mud-daub hut at 80 Avenue Kwenge, where a man dumped red-eyed outside the doorway, his gaze fixed in a bleary stare. (source)
- Other projects have probed back to the time of Rome's foundation, when people lived in huts of wattle and daub along the swampy meanders of the river Tiber. (source)
- The film is a much more pedestrian affair, and its clumsy attempts to daub mystical touches over the gaps in its narrative almost make you feel sorry for it. (source)
- We are not living in a police state and although I do accept there are nutters out there who desecrate gravestones and daub walls, they are few and far between. (source)
- Still wood, bamboo, wattle and daub, straw-bale, stone, rammed earth/cob/adobe remain far superior, appropriate technologies that have requisite indigenous expertise. (source)
- In honor of Mother's Day, The Mastate Charitable Foundation is selling daub bricks that will be used in the construction of this building that will help so many families. (source)
- This is no longer just a small group of criminals and vandals who are out to burn or daub inflammatory graffiti on the walls of Palestinian Mosques or vandalize an Israeli military base. (source)
- There was no one in the elevator as she stepped in, and she took a moment to push her hair back behind her shoulders, to daub the corners of her mouth, preparing herself for the streets of Manhattan. (source)
- Tomorrow night, forget all that, maybe put on your good Sunday slacks and a healthy daub of Brylcreem and come buy me a mint julep for the total throwback sounds of young Mayer Hawthorne, on his first Denver stop. (source)
- It had the appearance of a picture with its face turned to the wall, of a frame probably showing a daub on the other side, of some pier-glass detached from a wall and lying forgotten there while waiting to be rehung. (source)
- Perhaps buying your mom some daub bricks wasn't the first thing that came to your mind when you thought about Mother's Day presents, but the reality is that it's a thoughtful and different gift that most moms would appreciate. (source)
- After he'd arrived, and was seated, I'd adjust the colors slightly, according to his mood: if it had been a bad week, his skin tone needed more yellow; if he was feeling benevolent, I added a daub of blue to the white for his eyes. (source)
- With sparkling dialogue, ingenious anagrams, ethical dilemmas and a daub of mystery, Ms. Wolitzer has created a wonderfully well-structured story that will be almost as easily relished by Scrabble neophytes as it will by aficionados. (source)
- Squat ramshackle huts built haphazardly of wattle and daub, scraps of wood, or salvaged mud and straw bricks beset the city's core to a great distance out into the surrounding land, like fetid scum surrounding a rotting log in a stagnant pond. (source)
- He says that in his club alone, admissions have seen a 25% increase compared with last year since the introduction of a much milder version of Rebel Bingo, called After Dark Bin-glo, where players eagerly daub each other faces with ink, using the same pens that mark their scorecards. (source)
- The reason for all a organisation as a core of sobriety of hold up as well as living, whilst a deep lake to avoid a situation, which requires a lady regularly gradual his personality, as well as daub their own potential, can guarantee a times during a during a behind of of a unyielding positions. (source)
- Huge triangular piles of planks are also reared in different parts of the devoted messuage; and a little group of trees, that still grace the eastern end, which rises in a gentle ascent, have just received warning to quit, expressed by a daub of white paint, and are to give place to a curious grove of chimneys. (source)
- Women can Huochuziji smashing life: a quarrel durability business sea, fighting to entirely daub a intensity of breeze as well as rain; among a literary circles, in a rhetorical use in pointing a ever-changing; or to work during a politicians, laughing in a rough; some-more or do an typical woman, a gestures between a charming, Meiyu Jians a scowl smile, by in each typical day. (source)
- Here he found himself almost equally helpless; for what male wit is adequate to the thousand little coquetries practised in such arrangements? how can masculine eyes judge of the degree of demi-jour which is to be admitted into a decorated apartment, or discriminate where the broad light should be suffered to fall on a tolerable picture, where it should be excluded, lest the stiff daub of a periwigged grandsire should become too rigidly prominent? (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 60.0, which suggests that "daub" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 25 synonyms for daub.
begrime, besmear, bespray, blur, cover, dab, deface, dirty, fleck, grime, paint, plaster, slap on, smear, smirch, smudge, spatter, speckle, splatter, spot, spread, stain, sully, variegate, varnish
We have 4 antonyms for daub.
clean, cleanse, purify, strip
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of daub from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To cover or smear with a soft adhesive substance such as plaster, grease, or mud.
- (verb-transitive) To apply paint to (a surface) with hasty or crude strokes.
- (verb-transitive) To apply with quick or crude strokes: daubed glue on the paper.
- (verb-intransitive) To apply paint or coloring with crude, unskillful strokes.
- (verb-intransitive) To make crude or amateurish paintings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Excrement or clay used as a bonding material in construction (compare wattle and daub).
- (noun) A soft coating of mud, plaster, etc.
- (noun) A crude or amateurish painting.
- (verb) To apply something to a surface in hasty or crude strokes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To smear with soft, adhesive matter, as pitch, slime, mud, etc.; to plaster; to bedaub; to besmear.
- (verb-transitive) To paint in a coarse or unskillful manner.
- (verb-transitive) To cover with a specious or deceitful exterior; to disguise; to conceal.
- (verb-transitive) To flatter excessively or glossy.
- (verb-transitive) To put on without taste; to deck gaudily.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To smear with soft adhesive matter; plaster; cover or coat with mud, slime, or other soft substance.
- (None) To soil; defile; besmear.
- (None) Hence To paint ignorantly, coarsely, or badly.
- (None) To give a specious appearance to; patch up; disguise; conceal.
- (None) To dress or adorn without taste; deck vulgarly or ostentatiously; load as with finery.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it
- (verb) apply to a surface
- (noun) an unskillful painting
- (verb) coat with plaster
- (noun) a blemish made by dirt