Usage examples for dabbled

  1. The next thing I saw was the elephant returning to the corpse of my companion, which he again threw on the ground, and placing one of his fore feet on it, he tore it with his trunk limb after limb; and dabbled in the blood that flowed from the shapeless mass of flesh which he was still holding under his foot." – Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon by J. Emerson Tennent
  2. She doted on Amy and always got very testy whenever I dabbled in the management of my daughter's little nest egg. – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  3. He could not resist lingering at that appeal: he entered the den, and his feet were dabbled in the slow streams of blood that gushed from the corpses over the sand. – The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  4. I think it was the great Dr. Johnson whose forehead while he ate was dabbled with perspiration and the veins of it red and swollen. – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie
  5. All such visions vanished instantly at the first sight of the official's face, as he met me in the door- way; no good tidings for anyone were written there; I knew that some grave disaster had occurred, before my eye lighted on the table, strewn with papers, letters, and bank- notes- all dabbled with the dull, red blots that marked the hand of Cain. – Border and Bastille by George A. Lawrence