Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To overlay or treat with plaster; put a plaster on.

Part of speech: noun

A composition of lime, sand, and water for coating walls.

Part of speech: noun

Calcined gypsum for making sculptors casts, etc.

Part of speech: noun

A viscid substance spread upon cloth, for healing purposes.

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Usage examples "plaster":

  1. Is your face made of plaster, that it is difficult to see what is passing in your heart? - "Child of a Century, v3", Alfred de Musset.
  2. The first is effected by applying plaster of Paris and linen, and the second by having the animal put in slings. - "Diseases of the Horse's Foot", Harry Caulton Reeks.
  3. Joe stifled his mirth as best he could, and, taking the lamp, and the tender- hearted little woman's hand, led the way towards the shed door, as he replied: " I'll show him to you, aunt Dorcas, an' then if you want to tie a rag 'round his throat, or put a plaster on his head, you can." - "The Princess and Joe Potter", James Otis.