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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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flash storage in a 3U enclosure using only 1 kWh of power, Dauber said.
Caption: From left to right: John Dauber, Matt Caulfield, Rick Kreczmer and Greg Schreier.
From left are Michelle Tapster, 31, Chris Ford, 64, Cheryl O'Brien, 28, Sharon Dauber, 40, Michelle Gudgeon, 48, and Steph Mahan, 28, with group leader Sarah Donnelly at the front 301213WEIGHT_02 KATIE LUNN
This blurring is regrettable for Dauber, a professor of Yiddish literature at Columbia University.
What Dauber adds, however, is evidence that the breadth of these powers was not a New Deal creation.
I had prepared a table with five foam trays, each with a bit of paint straight from the bottle, and sponge daubers.
Officer Von Dauber wrote that when police examined Mr.
Dauber and Roth have previously described three serious events involving this equipment2.
But a passing driver mistook the 72-year-old Yorkshireman for a jobbing dauber - and yelled: "A bit of decorating in the pub needs doing if you've got a minute.
In the 1960s, Rolf was famous as a TV dauber of rapid paintings, using a decorator's brush and large pots of paint, often while whistling cheerily.
GOLDEN FUTURE: Little Joseph Dauber, aged five months, at Tees Street party in Kirkdale Picture: COLIN LANE/cl24807p; SMILES BETTER: Cathy Leatherbarrow with Mary Vaneker at the pensioner party at the Hermitage pub in Walton Picture: COLIN LANE/cl240807p; TOP GEAR: Children from Withnell Road in Broad Green dressed in historic costumes GRJ260807E; BOWLED OVER: Anne Palmer and Freda O'Leary at Eton bowling club, Halfway House pub, Woolton Road Picture: ANDREW TEEBAY/ at250807c; HAPPY: Three-year-old Jake Horrocks at Kirkburn Close in Toxteth rl260807c
The creators of a cartoon based on the slobbery dog ``Beethoven'' movies were looking to voice a pooch named Caesar who, the description said, ``should sound like Dauber from `Coach.
Donelan NR, Dauber B, Wang X, Basler CF, Wolff T, Garcia-Sastre A.
The answer is Whistlejacket, a long-dead beast owned by the Duke of Rockingham, immortalised on canvas by top dauber George Stubbs in 1762 and currently on show at the National Gallery in T rafalgar Square.