• Ornamental plaster was used in a few buildings for enhancing the beauty of both the interior and exterior
    Ornamental plaster was used in a few buildings for enhancing the beauty of both the interior and exterior
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plasterer a worker skilled in applying plaster
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Here, This Plaster Has Got to Be Removed 111 Here, This Plaster Has Got to Be Removed 111
Her foot held fast in a panful of plaster Her foot held fast in a panful of plaster

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Because metal was scarce; the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster
    • Plasterer One who applies plaster or mortar. "Thy father was a plasterer ."
    • Plasterer One who makes plaster casts. "The plasterer doth make his figures by addition."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Puritans had such an obsessive fear of masturbation that almost any means were used to curtail the practice. For instance, some doctors recommended covering the penis with plaster of Paris.
    • n plasterer One who plasters walls; also, one who makes plaster ornaments.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Gold leaf is attached to paper or plaster with egg whites, the same now as in ancient times
    • ns Plasterer one who plasters, or one who works in plaster
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  • William James
    “It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.”
  • Proverb
    “Plaster thick, some will stick.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. plaster—O. Fr. emplastre—L. emplastrum—Gr. emplastron.


In literature:

If the Lord provides plaster and tiles, we'll provide the workmen.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
It would hardly need any studs except as furrings for lath and plastering, and would be very warm.
"Homes And How To Make Them" by Eugene Gardner
One or two of the more barbaric had made neat headdresses of white clay plastered in the form of a skull-cap.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
The trouble is that too few plasterers know how to smooth the wall surface, and too few workmen know how to apply paint properly.
"The House in Good Taste" by Elsie de Wolfe
A mustard plaster might have the same effect, but the porous plaster seems to me to be the article to fill a want long felt.
"Peck's Compendium of Fun" by George W. Peck
She remembered having once implored her nurse for a small plaster image displayed in a shop.
"Lazarre" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
There is scarcely a family of means and taste in the country but is the possessor of one or more of Rogers's groups in plaster.
"Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made" by James D. McCabe, Jr.
What can make the plaster fall in this way?
"Cecilia de Noël" by Lanoe Falconer
Therefore, a small force of skilled plaster-workers and carpenters is necessary.
"The American Architect and Building News, Vol. 27, No. 733, January 11, 1890" by Various
By the sixth of April "Twenty-two" had progressed from splints to a plaster cast, and was being most awfully bored.
"Love Stories" by Mary Roberts Rinehart

In poetry:

"There's soogy-moogy, tar and ile,
There's 'olystones an' paint,
An' the Chief Mate fussin' fit to rile
A blushin' plaster saint."
"The Day's Work" by Cicely Fox Smith
"On your bosom wear this plaster,
'Twill defend you from the cold;
In your pipe smoke this canaster,
Smuggled 'tis, my love, and old.
"The Legend Of St. Sophia Of Kioff" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Stumps are shaking, crutch-supported;
Splinted fingers tap the rhythm;
And a head all helmed with plasters
Wags a measured approbation.
"Interlude" by William Ernest Henley
Within the plaster'd wall, near by,
I heard a grinding, ringing tone -
A mouse was gnawing at a board;
That was the sound, and that alone.
"A Dream" by Thomas Frederick Young
When the school-bell cut short our strife,
Miss P. gave both of us a plaster;
And in a week became the wife
Of Horace Nibbs, the writing-master.
"Gemini And Virgo" by Charles Stuart Calverley
The "age demanded" chiefly a mould in plaster,
Made with no loss of time,
A prose kinema, not, not assuredly, alabaster
Or the "sculpture" of rhyme.
"E.P. Ode Pour L'election De Son Sepulchre" by Ezra Pound

In news:

On "The X-Files," the former TV series, FBI agent and paranormal investigator Fox Mulder had a poster of a UFO on his office wall with the legend "I want to believe" plastered on the bottom.
Like posters advertising a rapper's latest release, Moktada al-Sadr's hectoring, finger-pointing portrait is plastered across the old quarter here.
Especially when it's plastered beneath the place's name.
Yet, Lunardelli winery is turning shock-value into dollars by plastering pictures of Hitler on its bottles.
Only all I could do was examine the texture of the plaster above me and think about "Lost.".
'Win the Day' motto working for Ducks Oregon coach Chip Kelly's mantra, plastered in and around Autzen Stadium, is working for the undefeated Ducks Watch video.
Pool & Spa News One of the most recognizable brands in pool plaster has become the latest casualty of the economic downturn.
One of the most recognizable brands in pool plaster has become the latest casualty of the economic downturn.
Considering that she's most often seen sporting a post-lemon sucking sourpuss, I have to wonder who or what plastered this coy smirk across Renee Zellweger's face last night.
Parents and students have plastered pictures of the banners - some of which quote scripture , declaring "I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me" - on their Facebook pages.
A demonstration to make slabs using porcelain slip, thin sticks, dry cleaning plastic, and a rectangle of plaster.
Not only is it a great excuse to get plastered, but it's the one day of the year where every woman on the planet lets her freak flag fly.
They include plumbers, painters, laborers, carpenters, steamfitters, and plasterers.
Kelly Ripa seems to manage marriage, career, her killer bod and parenthood with a smile plastered on her face.
Skimmers, devices planted on ATMs are usually undetectable by users, often from plastic or plaster, so that they blend right into the ATM 's façade.