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.
verb (used with object), par·get·ed, par·get·ing or (especially British) par·get·ted, par·get·ting.
to cover or decorate with parget or pargeting.
Origin of parget
1300–50; Middle EnglishRelated formsun·par·get·ed, adjective
< Middle French pargeter,
equivalent to par- per-
spelling variant of jeter
to throw; see jet1
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for parget
Historical Examples of parget
Quite natural that you should be careful, sir, said Parget, smiling.
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
Also called: pargeting
- plaster, mortar, etc, used to line chimney flues or cover walls
- plasterwork that has incised ornamental patterns
to cover or decorate with parget
Word Origin for parget
C14: from Old French pargeter to throw over, from par per- + geter, from Medieval Latin jactāre to throw
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