• 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 plastering the application of 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
    • Plastering A covering of plaster; plasterwork.
    • Plastering Same as Plaster n., 2.
    • Plastering The act or process of overlaying with plaster.
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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 plastering The act or operation of overlaying with plaster.
    • n plastering The plaster-work of a building; a covering of plaster
    • n plastering The treatment of wines by the addition of gypsum or plaster of Paris. See plaster, v., 5.
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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
    • Plastering the art of covering the internal faces of walls, the partitions and ceiling of a building, with plaster: a covering of plaster: the plasterwork of a building
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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:

There he was, with his plastered, pale face all streaked with greyish-white lines!
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett
The hair of the Buddha is carefully plastered down on his forehead, and is adorned with a jewel in the centre.
"Corea or Cho-sen" by A (Arnold) Henry Savage-Landor
They emerged slicked down and fresh, their hair plastered wet to their foreheads.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
Mrs. Baddeley, make a mustard plaster for his feet, and we will put another over the heart.
"Tales of the Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
Portions of the other windows were plastered up, and so left only partly filled with glass.
"Bell's Cathedrals: Chichester (1901)" by Hubert C. Corlette
The walls are built of wood-framing overlaid with mud or plaster.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Better lay in a full supply of arnica and sterilised gauze and plaster, my noble hero, for you'll get yours all right, all right!
"Left Tackle Thayer" by Ralph Henry Barbour
In all casting of plaster on a small scale, use a soft camel-hair brush.
"How to Observe in Archaeology" by Various
The dwellings were one story high, their walls being of wood with a plastering of mud.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
They were originally about three feet thick, and plastered.
"The Old Franciscan Missions Of California" by George Wharton James

In poetry:

A land of leaning ice
Hugged by plaster-grey arches of sky,
Flings itself silently
Into eternity.
"North Labrador" by Harold Hart Crane
A square, squat room (a cellar on promotion),
Drab to the soul, drab to the very daylight;
Plasters astray in unnatural-looking tinware;
Scissors and lint and apothecary's jars.
"Waiting" by William Ernest Henley
they went to work without a word
(No union hours for him)
They lugged and tugged and carried string
and wove upon a limb
a little house with plaster walls
neat and precise as any doll's.
"Winds Of April" by Edna Jacues
Outside, the old plaster, all spatter and stain,
Looked spotty in sunshine and streaky in rain;
The window-sills sprouted with mildewy grass,
And the panes from being broken were known to be glass.
"The Dirty Old Man" by William Allingham
The dark retreated; the morning spread;
His creatures their shapes resume;
The plaster stares dumb-white and dead;
A faint blue liquid bloom
Lies on each marble bosom and head;
To his Psyche clings the gloom.
"The Unseen Model" by George MacDonald
You throw yourself, despairing, on your narrow little bed,
Or pace the room till someone starts with ‘Skit! cat!—skit!’
And then lie blindly staring at the plaster overhead—
You are hit, old man—hard hit.
"Rejected" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Photo courtesy of Cynthia Plaster Caster.
G-P Gypsum Announces New Industrial Plaster Facility.
Images of installations by the French graffiti artist J R, who plasters slums around the world with colossal photographs.
Eddie Lambert, Timmy Taylor, Chris Yaccarino, Casey Carpenter, David Plaster, Tim Edenfield, Jerry Delk, Shadow Kuo, Lucas Miller, Brandon Woodle, Brandon Bowen, and Bill Clark.
Lynn Grant said as she scrutinized a painting on mud plaster from more than 3,100 years ago.
A political ad plastered on the side of RTD buses for the last few.
At 42, however, he has earned his rank as a top-shelf plasterer , working on some of the city's most historic homes and often collaborating with legacy plasterers who treat him as one of their own.
Cambodia arrests 8 for painting 'SOS,' plastering rooftops with Obama's picture seeking help.
Cambodia arrests 8 for plastering Barack Obama's photo, 'SOS' sign on rooftops seeking help.
Post & Mail photo / Robin R Plasterer.
"Hidden," by Jill Hadley Hooper, Venetian plaster, paint, ink and toner on board.
It's one thing to get arrested and have your mugshot plastered across the Internet for all to see.
Calcium dust in plaster pools may be preventable, according to a recent study.
I knew something big had happened today, when I saw the same story plastered on my Facebook newsfeed numerous times.
"For complex profiles, this lightweight foam trim can be a cost-effective alternative to wood or plaster".