Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Wed May 14 05:24:30 UTC 2008

To me, patting a stain with a towel to remove it is daubing. This
definition is not included in AHD4 or Wiktionary.

  I excused myself to the bathroom where I placed a wad of paper towel
under the stain and daubed the top of it with a towel that I had
moistened with cool water. (http://www.mrscleannw.com/tips/remove-coffee-stain.html
, Mrs. Clean House Cleaning Services and Maid Service)

Is this dialectical? BB

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