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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of trowel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Formed with a trowel; smoothed with a trowel.


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  • The entire house is rendered in hard-troweled, white stucco with sealed concrete floors throughout the ground level.

    Vanguard Way House by Morrison Seifert Murphy

  • He pulled off a piece of the football-shaped baguette, troweled up some of the joint compound, and put it into his mouth.

    Day of Honey

  • And just in case those ironies aren't strong enough, a couple of music cues are troweled on: Helen Morgan singing "What Wouldn't I Do for That Man?" over shots of an ardent Braun, and Noël Coward singing "Don't Let's Be Beastly to the Germans" as the camera pulls up, Google Earth-like before its time, from an aerial photograph of Berlin that widens into a panorama of all of Europe.

    'Pariah' Stands Apart—As Fresh Teen Tale

  • Once the invert was poured, troweled smooth, and cured for two weeks under a spray of water, it was covered over with a layer of dirt to provide a roadway for trucks delivering concrete for the sidewalls.


  • Waking up in heat already torpid to the familiar sound of new concrete being troweled down onto old


  • Fortunately Lasker has the astute eye to set off a green squiggle nicely against a pink one, and, in "The Value of Pictures," the nimble hand to concoct a troweled yellow rectangle.

    The Soho Scene Lights Up

  • This stuff must have been troweled on, and her red lipstick.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • A solid layer needed to be troweled off, which carved a necessary fifteen minutes from my potential “wandering the block” time.

    The Almost Archer Sisters

  • The strength of the show was arguably its vigorous landscapes -- cliffs and ambiguous caverns in which troweled-on paint became an equivalent for rock itself -- while hunting scenes reinforced our sense of Courbet as a chest-beating Hemingway type.

    Mesmerizing Museums

  • Yesterday we saw the concrete dye-wash work of the guy who poured the great room floor and hand-troweled the expansion joints into it.

    Archive 2007-11-01


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