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  • noun Plural form of dab.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of dab.


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  • * chodin dabs the corner of his eye …. with his own dick*


  • Simon King, of restaurant 1861 near Abergavenny, is advocating that we eat fish such as dabs and flounder that have a fantastic flavour but are much cheaper than better known species such as sole.

    WalesOnline - Home 2011

  • She dabs her eyes with a hankie, and pushes the shy girl toward our table.

    ELVIS HAS LEFT THE CHITLIN STRUT • by Jeanne Holtzman 2010

  • Dick pulls off his shirt, dips it in the water, dabs at the orange dirt on her face.

    Amaryllis in Blueberry Christina Meldrum 2011

  • Big grand numbers abound, as do dabs of unexpected instrumental colors such as trumpet and saxophone solos.

    M83 Emerges With a Sound All Its Own Jim Fusilli 2011

  • Living on the coast as I do, I've seen his death dealt out in dips and dabs during my visits with him and my mother; his telephoned voice the only guide I have to charting the progress of his life's decline.

    Jack Seamus Bellamy 2011

  • "It's so sad it's crazy," says Strahovski as she reaches for a paper towel off the snack table and dabs at her eyes.

    On the Set: Inside Chuck's Shocking and Emotional Final Mission 2012

  • A painter dabs a bit, stands back and dabs some more.

    Conceptualizing Design 2009

  • Unlike most sculptors' drawings, but like many of Smith's vigorous works on paper, it exists only in terms of floating dabs of home-brewed ink on a flat surface, its rhythms echoing Japanese calligraphy, its lacy all-overness indebted to Jackson Pollock's poured paintings.

    Works of Many Dimensions Karen Wilkin 2011

  • He parts her scarlet hair, dabs on glue, affixes the small cameras and microphones - a halo of hardware.

    Valentines, part the first mllelaurel 2009


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