Definitions of Dabbing

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Usage examples for Dabbing

  1. Up comes the Tachina, who, finding a clean skin, all sleek with fat, loses no time in dabbing her eggs upon it. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  2. Avery turned towards him instinctively, to see him dabbing the table with his handkerchief. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  3. With head oft dabbing in the flood They fish all day the weedy mud, And tumbler- like are bobbing there, Heels topsy turvy in the air. – Poems Chiefly From Manuscript by John Clare
  4. The gauze wings of eloquence, unsteeled by vanity, will not bear this repeated dabbing with prose glue, so David collapsed and Talboys conquered-" spell" benumbed " charm." – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  5. Captain Mainwaring- Rotherby's own second, a man of quick, fierce passions- utterly unable to control himself, fell upon his lordship and beat him to the ground with his hands, cursing him and heaping abuse upon him with every blow; whilst delicate Mr. Falgate, in the background, sick to the point of faintness, stood dabbing his lips with his handkerchief and swearing that he would rot before he allowed himself again to be dragged into an affair of honor. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  6. He turned and walked away, dabbing his handkerchief tenderly to the bruise and sympathizing with himself. – Over the Line by Harold M. Sherman
  7. " Because I didn't feel like a helpless mouse," returned Elinor, dabbing her eyes with her pocket handkerchief to remove the last traces of tears from them. – The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine by Katherine Stokes
  8. Lightly dabbing her eyelids with a pocket powder- puff, she went back to the cottage. – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  9. " Awful," said Maw, dabbing at hers. – In a Little Town by Rupert Hughes
  10. Presently his ear caught a little sniff, and looking down, saw her dabbing her eyes with her handkerchief. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  11. " It will be a real manifestation of Providence if we ever reach England again," she cried, dabbing her eyes with a handkerchief. – The Captain of the Kansas by Louis Tracy
  12. Some one rushed up with a sponge and began dabbing his face. – The Varmint by Owen Johnson F. R. Gruger
  13. Flora broke the silence, dabbing at her face with her handkerchief as she spoke. – Half Portions by Edna Ferber