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  • verb Present participle of putty.


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  • He's up on a ladder, scraping and puttying and wilting from the heat and doing all he can humanly do to accommodate my urgent 'nesting' demands.

    hormones: a shitstorm.

  • He tried puttying over the gouges in the flooring that he'd seen the day he took possession, but the putty seemed like a lie to him, less honest than the gouged-out boards were, and so he scooped the putty out and sanded the grooves until they were as smooth as the wood around them.

    Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

  • His half day off was invariably spent tinkering about the stuffy little flat -- painting, nailing up shelves, mending a broken window shade, puttying a window, playing with his pasty little boy, aged sixteen months, and his pasty little girl, aged three years.


  • So here and there she went, hammering, and screwing, and puttying, and painting, finding an outlet for much latent energy, and a use for her long repressed, although long suspected mechanical ability.

    Cicely and Other Stories

  • Affix the braces just after filling, using brads and puttying the holes with putty colored to match the filler.

    Mission Furniture How to Make It, Part I

  • 'Never mind about puttying up such little cracks as them!' he shouted.

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

  • Can't be worse, really, but 'puttying up' is down by the heels, and there hasn't been an old master from Flushing,

    Felix O'Day

  • The rest of my days will be spent in patching and painting and puttying and caulking my priceless possession and in looking the other way when an imploring argument or a damaging fact approaches.

    What Is Man? and Other Essays

  • If there be an infinite God, inspiration in some particular regard would be a patch -- it would be the puttying of a crack, the hiding of a defect

    The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume VIII. Interviews

  • He had no mind to pay out money for what he could do himself; and many a wet afternoon did he and his hired man devote to the replacing of shingles, the nailing on of clapboards, to puttying, painting, and other matters of the same kind.

    Janet's Love and Service


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