dabbled


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  • adj

Synonyms for dabbled

covered with bright patches (often used in combination)

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He moved in the most intellectual circles: he read Browning with enthusiasm and turned up his well-shaped nose at Tennyson; he knew all the details of Shelley's treatment of Harriet; he dabbled in the history of art (on the walls of his rooms were reproductions of pictures by G.
To my horror I perceived that the yellow blossoms were all dabbled with crimson.
Now he saw far above him the backbone of the apparatus and its big ribs, "like the neural and haemal canals," said Kurt, who had dabbled in biology.
He dabbled in little things at first--"stalling for time," as he explained it to Holdsworthy, a friend he had made at the Alta-Pacific Club.
He dabbled in chemistry, down in the horrid under-water vaults of the palace; and he wanted to show me some of his experiments.
At first, in a mild way, he had dabbled in philosophy; then, becoming interested, he had drifted on into economics and sociology.
Then, while Billy wandered in a vain search for abalones, Saxon lay and dabbled in the crystal-clear water of a roak-pool, dipping up handfuls of glistening jewels--ground bits of shell and pebble of flashing rose and blue and green and violet.
You dabbled in nasty mud, and made pies, when you were a child; and you dabble in nasty science, and dissect spiders, and spoil flowers, when you grow up.
Franklin's universal genius, dabbling in everything, dabbled in what he called "decorative painting.
Both houses are handsomely carpeted; but the state to which these carpets are reduced by the universal disregard of the spittoon with which every honourable member is accommodated, and the extraordinary improvements on the pattern which are squirted and dabbled upon it in every direction, do not admit of being described.
And so it came to pass that she often lost the spirit of humility by being excessive in the outward act; she often strove after too high a flight, and came down with her poor little half-fledged wings dabbled in the mud.
Will you believe me when I say it's the delight of my life to have dabbled in poetry, when I think I've exercised my pen upon this charming theme?
It's the second time the prince has dabbled in property in Scotland - he personally secured a PS45million deal in 2007 to save Dumfries House.
During Morgan's interview with the 1984 Olympic champions, Dean admitted: "We may have dabbled slightly but.
ZTE has dabbled in Windows Phone in the past, but Microsoft is hoping they and other will do more than dabble, according to The Information.