Just when did parents get so into plastering their kids all over their social networks?
There was nothing to either except a one-inch board and a thickness of lath and plastering.
He was fixing a board to put over a hole in the plastering in his chamber.
It will make fine mud for plastering our new nests, and it will bring out the Worms.
This we also burnt with fire, after we had protected the fresh flint by plastering it with clay.
The birds reduce the orifice of the cavity to a very small size by plastering up the greater part of it with mud.
For Blink was plastering him with the water-marks of joy and anxiety.
When I recovered, I found myself on a mat in an outhouse, and attended by my opponent, who was plastering up my head.
At least Pete and I didn't think it was worth while to do all the plastering and painting they wanted!
Common laborers were used for all the invert work, except the plastering which was done by masons who were paid 30 cts.
late Old English plaster "medicinal application," from Vulgar Latin plastrum, shortened from Latin emplastrum "a plaster" (in the medical as well as the building sense), from Greek emplastron "salve, plaster" (used by Galen instead of more usual emplaston), noun use of neuter of emplastos "daubed on," from en- "on" + plastos "molded," from plassein "to mold" (see plasma). The building construction material is first recorded in English c.1300, via Old French plastre, from the same source, and in early use the English word often had the French spelling.
"to coat with plaster," early 14c., from plaster (n.) and partly Old French plastrier "to cover with plaster" (Modern French plâtrer), from plastre (see plaster (n.). Related: Plastered; plastering. Figurative use from c.1600. Meaning "to bomb (a target) heavily" is first recorded 1915. Sports sense of "to defeat decisively" is from 1919.
plaster plas·ter (plās'tər)
Plaster of Paris.
A pastelike mixture applied to a part of the body for healing or cosmetic purposes.
To cover or apply generously: They plastered the city with leaflets (1585+)
[money sense fr shinplaster, an early 19th-century term for ''currency of little value or very small denomination'']