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DAUB, verb transitive

1. To smear with soft adhesive matter; to plaster; to cover with mud, slime, or other soft substance.

She took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch. Exodus 2:3.

2. To paint coarsely.

If a picture is daubed with many bright colors, the vulgar admire it. Watts.

3. To cover with something gross or specious; to disguise with an artificial covering.

So smooth he daubed his vice with show of virtue. Shak.

4. To lay or put on without taste; to deck awkwardly or ostentatiously, or to load with affected finery.

Let him be daubed with lace- Dryden.

5. To flatter grossly.

Conscience will not daub nor flatter. South.

DAUB, verb intransitive To practice gross flattery; to play the hypocrite.