Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 14 13:17:54 UTC 2008

FWIW, that definition sounds fine to me, too. But I also grew up
speaking a version of Texas English.


On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 1:24 AM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
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>  Subject:      Daub
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>  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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