from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Moist; soft; adhesive.
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And you should see his rendition of the Dead Parrot sketch - fan-dabby-doso.
The white auto will call tonight to see of I'm still living and meantime I have ordered fifty yards of white dabby stuff from "Fantles" to keep busy on.
He retreated backward, kicking at the little dog and, to hold his balance, striking out with short, dabby jerks of his fettered hands -- they were such motions as the terrier itself might make trying to walk on its hindlegs.
He had sent ugly, dabby flowers; and he hung about me the entire evening with the silent, confident air of the young person who fancies himself engaged to you.
Abby-dabby-doo turned out a pretty good game last week.
"Well, when my dabby moved out, we lost 30 friends.