What does the word plastering mean?

Usage examples for plastering

  1. These slabs of sculptured stone formed a facing at the base of the now crumbling brick walls, the upper surface of which was covered with rough plastering. – History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 6 (of 12) by G. Maspero
  2. I went closer to her, and she hurried into the larder, and came out with a roll of fresh butter and a new loaf, cutting off a thick piece and plastering it excessively with butter. – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  3. The removal of the fresco required a delicate and laborious piece of under- plastering, which necessitated its being watched at night, and old Manolis, one of the most trustworthy of our gang, was told off for the purpose. – The Sea-Kings of Crete by James Baikie