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 for daub
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Daub \Daub\ (d[add]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Daubed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Daubing.] [OE. dauben to smear, OF. dauber to
     plaster, fr. L. dealbare to whitewash, plaster; de- + albare
     to whiten, fr. albus white, perh. also confused with W. dwb
     plaster, dwbio to plaster, Ir. & OGael. dob plaster. See
     Alb, and cf. Dealbate.]
     1. To smear with soft, adhesive matter, as pitch, slime, mud,
        etc.; to plaster; to bedaub; to besmear.
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              She took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it
              with slime and with pitch.            --Ex. ii. 3.
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     2. To paint in a coarse or unskillful manner.
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              If a picture is daubed with many bright and glaring
              colors, the vulgar admire it is an excellent piece.
                                                    --I. Watts.
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              A lame, imperfect piece, rudely daubed over.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     3. To cover with a specious or deceitful exterior; to
        disguise; to conceal.
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              So smooth he daubed his vice with show of virtue.
                                                    --Shak.
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     4. To flatter excessively or glossy. [R.]
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              I can safely say, however, that, without any daubing
              at all,
              I am very sincerely your very affectionate, humble
              servant.                              --Smollett.
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     5. To put on without taste; to deck gaudily. [R.]
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              Let him be daubed with lace.          --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Daub \Daub\ (d[add]b), v. i.
     To smear; to play the flatterer.
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           His conscience . . . will not daub nor flatter.
                                                    --South.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Daub \Daub\, n.
     1. A viscous, sticky application; a spot smeared or daubed; a
        smear.
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     2. (Paint.) A picture coarsely executed.
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              Did you . . . take a look at the grand picture? . .
              . 'T is a melancholy daub, my lord.   --Sterne.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  daub
      n 1: material used to daub walls
      2: a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek" [syn:
         smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur]
      3: an unskillful painting
      v 1: coat with plaster; "daub the wall" [syn: plaster, daub]
      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:
         daub, smear]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  199 Moby Thesaurus words for "daub":
     abstract, abstraction, altarpiece, anamorphosis, anoint,
     apply paint, attaint, bad likeness, bedaub, bedizen, beeswax,
     begild, besmear, besmirch, besmoke, besmutch, besoil, bestain,
     black, blacken, block print, bloodstain, blot, blotch, blur, botch,
     brand, brush on paint, burlesque, butter, calcimine, caricature,
     cartoon, chalk, charcoal, coat, collage, color, color print,
     complexion, copy, cover, crayon, crosshatch, cyclorama, dab,
     dapple, darken, dash off, deep-dye, delineate, depict, design,
     diagram, dip, diptych, dirty, discolor, distemper, distortion,
     doodle, double-dye, draft, draw, dress, dye, emblazon, embrocate,
     enamel, engild, engraving, eyesore, face, fast-dye, fleck, flick,
     flyspeck, fresco, gild, glaze, gloss, glycerolate, grain, grease,
     grease the wheels, hatch, hue, icon, illuminate, illumination,
     illustration, image, imbue, ingrain, japan, lacquer, lard, lay on,
     lay on color, likeness, limn, lubricate, macula, maculation,
     macule, mark, miniature, misdraw, mispaint, montage, mosaic, mural,
     oil, paint, paint a picture, panorama, parget, parody, patch,
     pencil, photograph, picture, picturize, pigment, plaster, pomade,
     portray, prime, print, representation, reproduction, salve, scorch,
     scratch, scribble, scumble, sear, shade, shadow, shellac, singe,
     sketch, slap on, slather, slick, slick on, slop on paint, slubber,
     slur, smarm, smear, smear on, smirch, smoke, smooth the way,
     smouch, smudge, smut, smutch, soap the ways, soil, spatter, speck,
     speckle, splash, splatter, splotch, spot, spread on, spread with,
     stain, stained glass window, stencil, stigma, stigmatize,
     still life, stipple, sully, tableau, taint, tapestry, tar, tarnish,
     tinct, tincture, tinge, tint, tone, trace, travesty, triptych,
     undercoat, unguent, variegate, varnish, wall painting, wash, wax,
     whitewash
  
  

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