William Salmon william.salmon at YALE.EDU
Wed May 14 12:41:02 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

It's perfectly okay for me, a native speaker of south Texan.

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