To dub a fly, to dress a fishing fly. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.To dub out(Plastering), to fill out, as an uneven surface, to a plane, or to carry out a series of small projections.

(Dub) v. i. To make a noise by brisk drumbeats. "Now the drum dubs." Beau. & Fl.

(Dub), n. A blow. [R.] Hudibras.

(Dub), n. [Cf. Ir. dób mire, stream, W. dwvr water.] A pool or puddle. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

(Dubb) n. [Ar.] (Zoöl.) The Syrian bear. See under Bear. [Written also dhubb, and dub.]

(Dub"ber) n. One who, or that which, dubs.

(Dub"ber), n. [Hind. dabbah.] A globular vessel or bottle of leather, used in India to hold ghee, oil, etc. [Also written dupper.] M'Culloch.

(Dub"bing) n.

1. The act of dubbing, as a knight, etc.

2. The act of rubbing, smoothing, or dressing; a dressing off smooth with an adz.

3. A dressing of flour and water used by weavers; a mixture of oil and tallow for dressing leather; daubing.

4. The body substance of an angler's fly. Davy.

(Du*bi"e*ty) n.; pl. Dubieties [L. dubietas, fr. dubius. See Dubious.] Doubtfulness; uncertainty; doubt. [R.] Lamb. "The dubiety of his fate." Sir W. Scott.

(Du`bi*os"i*ty) n.; pl. Dubiosities [L. dubiosus.] The state of being doubtful; a doubtful statement or thing. [R.]

Men often swallow falsities for truths, dubiosities for certainties, possibilities for feasibilities.
Sir T. Browne.

(Du"bi*ous) a. [L. dubius, dubiosus, fr. duo two. See Two, and cf. Doubt.]

1. Doubtful or not settled in opinion; being in doubt; wavering or fluctuating; undetermined. "Dubious policy." Sir T. Scott.

A dubious, agitated state of mind.

2. Occasioning doubt; not clear, or obvious; equivocal; questionable; doubtful; as, a dubious answer.

Wiping the dingy shirt with a still more dubious pocket handkerchief.

3. Of uncertain event or issue; as, in dubious battle.

3. To clothe or invest; to ornament; to adorn. [Obs.]

His diadem was dropped down
Dubbed with stones.
Morte d'Arthure.

4. To strike, rub, or dress smooth; to dab; as: (a) To dress with an adz; as, to dub a stick of timber smooth.

(b) To strike cloth with teasels to raise a nap. Halliwell. (c) To rub or dress with grease, as leather in the process of cyrrying it. Tomlinson. (d) To prepare for fighting, as a gamecock, by trimming the hackles and cutting off the comb and wattles.

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