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Dab (verb)

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To Dab. v.a. [dauber, Fr.] To strike gently with something soft or moist.

A sore should never be wiped by drawing a piece of tow or rag over it, but only by dabbing it with fine lint. Sharp.

Sources: Sharp, Samuel (11)

Attributes: French (385) · Verb Active (289)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Dab (verb)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 21, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=2699.


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