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dabbing, daubing

Dressing a stone surface with a special pointed tool to produce a pitted appearance.
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If you loved him, Fanny--' Fanny had stopped the dabbing hand, and was looking at her fixedly.
There, you little thing, I was only in fun,' dabbing her sister's forehead; 'but don't you be a silly puss, and don't you think flightily and eloquently about degenerate impossibilities.
I was insensible for a long time, the curate told me, and when I came to we were in darkness again, and he, with a face wet, as I found afterwards, with blood from a cut forehead, was dabbing water over me.