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[pahr-jit] /ˈpɑr dʒɪt/
any of various plasters or roughcasts for covering walls or other surfaces, especially a mortar of lime, hair, and cow dung for lining chimney flues.
pargeting (defs 2, 3).
verb (used with object), pargeted, pargeting or (especially British) pargetted, pargetting.
to cover or decorate with parget or pargeting.
Origin of parget
1300-50; Middle English < Middle French pargeter, equivalent to par- per- + geter, spelling variant of jeter to throw; see jet1
Related forms
unpargeted, adjective Unabridged
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  • Quite natural that you should be careful, sir, said parget, smiling.

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  • parget saw the natives with their rifles and seemed a little puzzled.

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  • The verb is, of course, the same as 'parget'—'to plaster or distemper'.

  • I dont, said Mr parget, Id sooner be suspected wrongly than rightly any day.

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  • Well, said parget, theyre the finest set of natives Ive seen yet anywhere.

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  • But he said nothing of this to parget at present; it might possibly make a yarn for a dull evening on the Snowflake.

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British Dictionary definitions for parget


Also called pargeting
  1. plaster, mortar, etc, used to line chimney flues or cover walls
  2. plasterwork that has incised ornamental patterns
another name for gypsum
verb (transitive)
to cover or decorate with parget
Word Origin
C14: from Old French pargeter to throw over, from parper- + geter, from Medieval Latin jactāre to throw
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