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noun as in thick, gooey material that hardens

verb as in spread, smear

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The remains were so fragile, our team had to cover them in plaster and remove them intact with the block of sediment in which they were buried.

Investigators excavated the entire pit in 2017 and covered it in plaster for transport to the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi.

“There’s a massive opportunity, in terms of the impact on working mothers in particular — this could potentially be really good in the longer term, as we’ve now ripped the plaster off around flexible working,” she said.

From Digiday

By making plaster casts of those impressions, archaeologists could see details like facial expressions and even the folds and pleats of clothing.

Then they used plaster mixed with other materials to cast the other 130 stones.

While chipping away plaster from his kitchen wall, the Guatemalan man unearthed a series of centuries-old Mayan murals.

Death masks are made from a cast of layered plaster strips laid on the face soon after death.

Once dried, a liquid, such as plaster, wax, or bronze, is poured in for a perfect representation of the face.

We crossed a stream into a village of timbered white plaster houses, some with pretty wrought-iron balconies.

Her face was cast into a plaster mold, preserving her shy smile for posterity.

He laid it upon the floor, and took out a plaster mask, and brushing and blowing off the saw-dust, held it up.

“It is a perfect identification,” murmured Mr. Arden, with his eyes still riveted on the plaster faces.

Now Isaias had ordered that they should take a lump of figs, and lay it as a plaster upon the wound, and that he should be healed.

The plaster will show on the ground whether the sowing is being done evenly.

A pint of meal and a pint of plaster to each rod, is a good mixture to sow in.


On this page you'll find 63 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to plaster, such as: adhesive, cement, glue, lime, mortar, and stucco.

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