Vocabulary : D valve to DabblingD valve : A kind of slide valve. See Slide valve, under Slide.
Dab : A skillful hand; a dabster; an expert. ;; A name given to several species of flounders, esp. to the European species, Pleuronectes limanda. The American rough dab is Hippoglossoides platessoides. ;; To strike or touch gently, as with a soft or moist substance; to tap; hence, to besmear with a dabber. ;; To strike by a thrust; to hit with a sudden blow or thrust. ;; A gentle blow with the hand or some soft substance; a sudden blow or hit; a peck. ;; A small mass of anything soft or moist.
Dabb : A large, spine-tailed lizard (Uromastix spinipes), found in Egypt, Arabia, and Palestine; -- called also dhobb, and dhabb.
Dabbed : of Dab
Dabber : That with which one dabs; hence, a pad or other device used by printers, engravers, etc., as for dabbing type or engraved plates with ink.