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parget

[pahr-jit]
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noun
  1. 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.
  2. gypsum.
  3. pargeting(defs 2, 3).
verb (used with object), par·get·ed, par·get·ing or (especially British) par·get·ted, par·get·ting.
  1. 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 formsun·par·get·ed, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Quite natural that you should be careful, sir, said Parget, smiling.

    The Exiles of Faloo

    Barry Pain

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

  • 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.

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


British Dictionary definitions for parget

parget

noun
  1. Also called: pargeting
    1. plaster, mortar, etc, used to line chimney flues or cover walls
    2. plasterwork that has incised ornamental patterns
  2. another name for gypsum
verb (tr)
  1. to cover or decorate with parget

Word Origin

C14: from Old French pargeter to throw over, from par per- + geter, from Medieval Latin jactāre to throw
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