Badigeon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Badigeon bȧ*dĭj"ŭn A cement or distemper paste (as of plaster and powdered freestone, or of sawdust and glue or lime) used by sculptors, builders, and workers in wood or stone, to fill holes, cover defects, finish a surface, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n badigeon A mixture of plaster and freestone, ground together and sifted, used by sculptors to fill the small holes and repair the defects of the stones used by them.
    • n badigeon A mixture of sawdust and glue, or of whiting and glue, used by joiners to fill up defects in their work.
    • n badigeon A preparation or wash for coloring houses, or for giving plaster the appearance of stone, consisting of powdered stone, sawdust, slaked lime, alum, and other ingredients.
    • n badigeon A preparation of tallow and chalk used by coopers.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

All was decadence, and they deplored vandalism, and thundered against badigeon.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
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