dabs have been “embraced by this generation of stoners,” continues Black.
In addition, “dabs are an incredibly effective medicine for patients,” says Black.
Sometimes he dabs with a tiny brush, a peek here, a peck there, like a dainty bird.
Rummages on the toilet-table, and dabs at her hair with a brush in the interval.
Snuffles and dabs her eyes and says: 'If I go back without any photograph, I'll lose my j-o-o-o-b!
Plaice, dabs, and flounders, may be dressed in the same way.
Most of her face was not made up, though there were one or two dabs of powder as well as the rouge.
Everyone of us dabs his brush into the romantic sauce now and then.
The water abounds in small flounders and dabs, and in shrimps, which jump about in wild commotion at an approaching footstep.
See how he dabs his great hand in the dish and hands forth the gobbets.
c.1300, dabben "to strike," of unknown origin, perhaps imitative. Modern sense of "strike with a slight, quick pressure" developed by mid-16c., influenced by French dauber (see daub). Related: Dabbed; dabbing. As a noun from c.1300, "heavy blow with a weapon." Dab hand is British slang, 1828, from dab "expert" (1690s), said to be school slang, of unknown origin, perhaps from dab in the "strike lightly" sense.