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{adj: dabbled, spattered, splashed, splattered} covered with bright patches (often used in combination)
"waves dabbled with moonlight"
"a blood-spattered room"
"gardens splashed with color"
"kitchen walls splattered with grease"

{n: dabbling duck, dabbler} any of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and dabbling
<-> diving duck

{n: diving duck} any of various ducks of especially bays and estuaries that dive for their food
<-> dabbling duck

{n: mallard, Anas platyrhynchos} wild dabbling duck from which domestic ducks are descended; widely distributed

{n: teal} any of various small short-necked dabbling river ducks of Europe and America

{v: dabble, paddle, splash around} play in or as if in water, as of small children

{v: dabble, smatter, play around} work with in a non-serious manner
"She dabbles in astronomy"
"He plays around with investments bu he never makes any money"

{v: dabble} dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid

{v: puddle} wade or dabble in a puddle
"The ducks and geese puddled in the backyard"

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