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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·ing, n.
 1. The act of one who daubs; that which is daubed.
 2. A rough coat of mortar put upon a wall to give it the appearance of stone; rough-cast.
 3. In currying, a mixture of fish oil and tallow worked into leather; -- called also dubbing.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 daubing
      n : the application of plaster [syn: plastering]