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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 daub /ˈdɔb, ˈdɑb/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Daub v. t. [imp. & p. p. Daubed p. pr. & vb. n. Daubing.]
 1. To smear with soft, adhesive matter, as pitch, slime, mud, etc.; to plaster; to bedaub; to besmear.
    She took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch.   --Ex. ii. 3.
 2. To paint in a coarse or unskillful manner.
    If a picture is daubed with many bright and glaring colors, the vulgar admire it is an excellent piece.   --I. Watts.
    A lame, imperfect piece, rudely daubed over.   --Dryden.
 3. To cover with a specious or deceitful exterior; to disguise; to conceal.
    So smooth he daubed his vice with show of virtue.   --Shak.
 4. To flatter excessively or glossy. [R.]
 I can safely say, however, that, without any daubing at all,
 I am very sincerely your very affectionate, humble servant.   --Smollett.
 5. To put on without taste; to deck gaudily. [R.]
    Let him be daubed with lace.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Daub v. i. To smear; to play the flatterer.
    His conscience . . . will not daub nor flatter.   --South.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Daub, n.
 1. A viscous, sticky application; a spot smeared or daubed; a smear.
 2. Paint. A picture coarsely executed.
    Did you . . . take a look at the grand picture? . . . 'T is a melancholy daub, my lord.   --Sterne.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: material used to daub walls
      2: a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek" [syn:
          smudge, spot, blot, smear, smirch, slur]
      3: an unskillful painting
      v 1: coat with plaster; "daub the wall" [syn: plaster]
      2: apply to a surface; "daub paint onto the wall"
      3: cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it; "smear
         the wall with paint"; "daub the ceiling with plaster"
         [syn: smear]