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daub

an unskilful or crude painting

daub

1. A material such as clay, mortar, mud, or plaster (often mixed with straw), used as infilling between logs, as a coating over walls, or as plaster in wattle-and-daub.
2. To coat roughly with plaster or mud.
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Use a natural bristle brush or wax dauber to apply the wax, completely covering each hole, and make sure no air bubbles form.
* Paint daubers, tempera paint, paintbrushes, water cups
wall daubers ST:TNG - Sci-fi TV cult TITLE TEASERSolve the clues and rearrange the words to find the early kids' TV series hosted by Johnny Morris.
COPS and daubers have joined forces to create a series of crime prevention posters.
There are surprising examples of species co-existing (small birds nesting in the huge webs of social spiders in Africa); examples of different shapes of homes (termites building flattened mounds to possibly help their food stores dry out faster after seasonal flooding); examples of animals selecting building materials by certain sizes (caddisfly larva picking out specific sizes of sand grains), manipulating building materials for stability (mud daubers and swallows vibrating mud as they build, to achieve uniform consistency and prevent cracking), even parasites that manipulate their host's building behavior (parasitic wasps forcing spiders to spin cocoon webs before sucking them dry)!
The hoary tradition of "free" biopics of great artists lives on in "El Greco," a nicely lit but historically dubious tribute to one of Spain's greatest daubers, aka Cretan-born Domenikos Theotokopoulos.
He tackles dozens of critters, including those on your lawn and garden as well as those in your house, and along with the annoying chiggers, hornworms and mosquitoes we find bumblebees, praying mantises, and even mud daubers, who at least provide hours of amusement.
Another new cryptographic scheme, called Punchscan, uses scannable ballots with two separable layers that are marked by voters with ink daubers like those used in bingo games.
Among the daubers are mouth-and-foot painters, surgeons, tattooists and anatomy students, while he also has help presenting Rolf On Art: The Big Event (BBC1, Sunday).
Daubers defaced a huge Conservative Party hoarding warning of increasing hospital killer bugs.The vandals laid the blame on the Conservatives by replacing the word Labour with Tories on the placard in Llanishen in north Cardiff.
Moves to crack down on litter louts and graffiti daubers were welcomed in the North-East last night.
This compact kit includes on-the-go sized Gun Scrubber solvent/degreaser, Sheath Rust Preventive, Bore Scrubber 2-in-i bore cleaner, one silicone gun and reel cloth, Sheath Take-Along Gun Wipes, gun cleaning patches and daubers, and a complete instruction guide.