Plaster

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Definition

plaster: a white semi-solid substance used to fill in holes or cracks in walls (etc.)
noun

a plaster (UK): a small piece of adhesive fabric (similar to a bandage) used to cover small scratches, wounds etc.
noun

to (re-)plaster (a wall): to coat or cover (a wall) with a white protective substance (again)
verb

Examples

  • "After complaining about the weather for half an hour, she told me that she recently handed over a cheque for £90,000 to a "nice young man", and that in exchange he promised to re-plaster the ceiling in her sitting room. I'm no expert on re-plastering, but this seems like a rather large sum of money."
  • "After complaining about the weather for half an hour, she told me that she recently handed over a cheque for £90,000 to a "nice young man", and that in exchange he promised to re-plaster the ceiling in her sitting room. I'm no expert on re-plastering, but this seems like a rather large sum of money."
  • "I recently had guests visit me, and I was quite embarrassed to have to apologize to them about the state of my bathroom. Explaining the large pieces of wood and plaster lodged in the toilet and sink was particularly difficult."

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