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scumble n : the application of very thin coat of color over the surface of a picture

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Uncertain origin, perhaps from scum.



  1. to apply an opaque glaze to an area of a painting to make it softer or duller
    • 2000: The moon was brilliant, the path a track of scumbled footprints in the snow, the air cutting and cold. — Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

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