Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Wed May 14 13:14:17 UTC 2008

On May 14, 2008, at 5:41 AM, William Salmon wrote:

> [Benjamin Barrett]
>> To me, patting a stain with a towel to remove it is daubing. This
>> definition is not included in AHD4 or Wiktionary.
> It's perfectly okay for me, a native speaker of south Texan.

i'm guessing that this is a variant of standard "dab".  the OED
doesn't have it, though it does have "dab" as a variant of "daub".


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