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daub (something) on(to) (something)

To smear something onto something else. I daubed stain remover onto the spot and then tossed the pants in the washer.
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daub with

To apply or smear a substance onto something. I daubed the spot with stain remover and then tossed the pants in the washer. I'm going to daub the hinges with some grease to make that squeaking stop.
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daub something on(to) something

 and daub something on
to smear or paint something onto something else, The painter daubed a bit of yellow onto the canvas. Daub on a bit of yellow here. She daubed the medicine on.
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daub something with something

to smear or paint something with something sticky, such as paint, grease, makeup, etc. The mechanic daubed the part with grease and put it back where it came from. The end of the chair leg was daubed with glue and set into place.
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A tailor's dauber is a piece of soft woolen fabric rolled into a tube.
flash storage in a 3U enclosure using only 1 kWh of power, Dauber said.
During the early national period, instances of what Dauber terms disaster relief were confined to cases in which Congress had no need to invoke the general welfare clause because its primacy and authority were unquestioned: refunds of federal taxes, for example, or aid to groups to which Washington owed a particular obligation (Indians, residents of territories, and the District of Columbia).
Caption: From left to right: John Dauber, Matt Caulfield, Rick Kreczmer and Greg Schreier.
The difference between the two," Dauber goes on to say, "diminishes when it comes to living the emotional complexities of conflicts posed by their rapidly changing worlds.
What Dauber adds, however, is evidence that the breadth of these powers was not a New Deal creation.
Dauber first briefly introduces the reader to Early Modern Yiddish literature and its scholarship in order to set out the theoretical framework of this study, which he does brilliantly and lucidly.
Officer Von Dauber wrote that when police examined Mr.
Andrew Dauber, and their colleagues looked for associations of human stature with CNVs, something that has not been done before.
Charles Dauber AETI President and Chief Executive Officer, said, 'Our 65 years of industry-leading expertise in multi-megawatt power conversion systems was pivotal in the design of the industry's first 1 MW 1000 Volt solar inversion station tested to the UL 1741 solar inverter requirements.
Edison Equities was represented by the law firm of Greenbarg Dauber Epstein and Tucker.
before: a mud dauber buzzing, the burn smell off the miter saw, some
The bride's matron of honor was childhood friend Bethany Patterson Machost Bridesmaids were childhood friend Robika Modak Mylroie, college friend Emily Dauber Flowers, groom's sister Jenna Heegard Cox, and medical school friends Tricia Allison Day Gibbs, Sarah Swyers Parker and Sara Jane Belsches.
Even though the arthropod fauna associated to mud dauber nests is frequently similar, very well known and constitutes an intricate food web (Matthews 1997), it is not uncommon that other insects not associated to such food web can be eventually encountered inside the mud nests (Gonzalez & Vinson 2007).