stucco

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stucco coat with stucco "stucco the ceiling"
    • v stucco decorate with stucco work "stuccoed ceilings"
    • n stucco a plaster now made mostly from Portland cement and sand and lime; applied while soft to cover exterior walls or surfaces
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stucco Plaster of any kind used as a coating for walls, especially, a fine plaster, composed of lime or gypsum with sand and pounded marble, used for internal decorations and fine work.
    • v. t Stucco To overlay or decorate with stucco, or fine plaster.
    • Stucco Work made of stucco; stuccowork.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stucco Plaster or cement, of varying degrees of fineness, used as a coating for walls, either internally or exteternally, and for the production of ornamental effects and figures. Stucco for decorative purposes, as the cornices and moldings of rooms and the enrichment of ceilings, usually consists of slaked lime, chalk, and pulverized white marble, tempered in water, or of calcined gypsum or plaster of Paris mixed with glue, and sometimes also gelatin or gum arabic, in a hot solution. The stucco employed for external purposes is of a coarser kind, and variously prepared, the different sorts being generally distinguished by the name of cements. Some of these take a surface and polish almost equal to those of the finest marble. The stucco used for the third coat of three-coat plaster consists of fine lime and sand. In a species called bastard stucco a small quantity of hair is used. Rough stucco is merely floated and brushed with water, but the best kind is troweled.
    • n stucco Work made of stucco. The ornamenting of cornices, etc., with garlands, festoons, fruits, and figures in stucco was carried to great elaboration by the ancient Romans, and by the Italians under Raphael's guidance in the sixteenth century.
    • stucco To apply stucco to; cover with stucco or line plaster.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stucco stuk′ō a plaster of lime and fine sand, &c., used as a coating for walls, for decorations, &c.: work done in stucco
    • v.t Stucco to face or overlay with stucco: to form in stucco
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It., fr. OHG. stucchi, a crust, piece, G. stück, piece; akin to AS. stycce,. See Stock

Usage

In literature:

So prettily it was stuccoed within!
"The Rambles of a Rat" by A. L. O. E.
The sermon in the little stucco church where they had gone to prayer meeting that first night was not exceedingly enlivening nor uplifting.
"Cloudy Jewel" by Grace Livingston Hill
The facades of the town houses are nearly always covered with stucco.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
In silence they went on, until a few minutes more of brisk walking brought them to a newly built, stucco-coated bungalow.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
The caps vary both in design and size, and have been repaired with stucco.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
The stucco had cracked, and, here and there, had fallen from the stones.
"The Unknown Quantity" by Henry van Dyke
Stucco, when admissible, iii.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
It was a lofty and desolate place in the yellow stucco building opposite the dock entrance.
"Command" by William McFee
The ceiling and cornices thus formed are ornamented with white stucco work.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6" by Various
His palace lay farther south on the west bank, built of crude brick covered with painted stucco.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
Joseph accompanied Sonnenkamp to the large high-studded porch, which was white and richly ornamented with stucco work.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
Every house looked impure with a smear of green damp over the stucco.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
He'd stucco it all over as likely as not; perhaps let it!
"Man and Maid" by E. (Edith) Nesbit
Most of the city houses are built of brick or stone, the former being stuccoed so as to give the general effect of the latter.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia" by Maturin M. Ballou
Here is a beautiful Episcopal school for girls, its stucco buildings planned in Spanish fashion.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding
After the trees, Michael examined the trellis that extended along the top of a stuccoed wall without interruption on either side.
"Sinister Street, vol. 1" by Compton Mackenzie
It consists in working different patterns on different planes of the same piece of stucco-work.
"An Architect's Note-book in Spain" by Matthew Digby Wyatt
You can see where it's been gouged out, and the stucco with it.
"Witching Hill" by E. W. Hornung
The walls and pillars are coated with a stucco so hard as to resist a tool.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
Having no stone, however, they were obliged to build up these columns at Nippur with sections in brick, covered afterwards with stucco.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
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In poetry:

Down stucco sidestreets,
Where light is pewter
And afternoon mist
Brings lights on in shops
Above race-guides and rosaries,
A funeral passes.
"Dublinesque" by Philip Larkin
Do you know that the stucco is peeling?
Do you know that the heart will stop?
From those yellow Italianate arches
Do you hear the plaster drop?
"Death In Leamington" by Sir John Betjeman
Yes, the jain and the jat in his stucco-fronted hut,
And the bounding bazugar,
By the favour of the King, are as fat as anything,
They are — they are — they are!
"The Masque of Plenty" by Rudyard Kipling
When, round the board, the goblet briskly flies,
Behold the hand, upon the stucco'd wall,
Writing thy dreadful doom before thy eyes,
And thy intemp'rance's certain fall!
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
This is not what I meant:
Stucco arches, the banked rocks sunning in rows,
Bald eyes or petrified eggs,
Grownups coffined in stockings and jackets,
Lard-pale, sipping the thin
Air like a medicine.
"Whitsun" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Contractor uses the Helifix StuccoPin system to stabilize a cracking stucco exterior without needing to tear off or re-render the stucco and concrete.
Helifix StuccoPin Stabilizes Damaged Stucco Exterior on Florida High Rise.
How to paint stucco siding.
Lawyers in stucco suit can talk to Sun City homeowners.
The George Elliot Underground and Stucco Jones.
Don't assume you're stuck with the color of your stucco .
If you think you're stuck with the color of stucco on your home, think again.
Like wood and other materials, stucco can be successfully painted.
Ben Jakobsen shares his tips for making the best possible stucco for scale modeling.
Wood Trim with Stucco .
These townhouses contribute vibrancy to a mixed neighborhood of light-industrial structures and multifamily residential buildings of the clay tile-and-stucco variety.
Nazi dictator Adolph Hitler was born in this 500-year-old yellow stucco house more.
Here, accent brick and gray stucco mirror details from the playhouse 's larger version.
Simple architecture is echoed by a simple palette of stucco, fiber cement, and ebony and zebra woods.
Thanks to beamed ceilings, stuccoed walls, and a cozy fireplace, what was once a garage became a perfect family pit stop.
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