verb (used with object)
- to defeat decisively; trounce; drub.
- to knock down or injure, as by a blow or beating.
- to inflict serious damage or injury on by heavy bombing, shelling, or other means of attack.
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Once dried, a liquid, such as plaster, wax, or bronze, is poured in for a perfect representation of the face.The Ukrainian Face Collector Launches an Exhibition in Kiev|Nina Strochlic|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her face was cast into a plaster mold, preserving her shy smile for posterity.Brooklyn’s Museum of Death: Inside Morbid Anatomy’s House of Intriguing Horrors|Nina Strochlic|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Plaster and ceramic replicas of organs and appendages rest on the shelves alongside sets of false teeth.
As one story goes, Bianca Jagger, impressed, once made a plaster cast of Mara's posterior.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull|Mark Jacobson|March 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We have a lock of his hair, a few photos, and plaster footprints, along with the tiny blue urn we chose when we had him cremated.Daily Beast Readers React to YouTube Stillborn Baby Memorials|Brandy Zadrozny|November 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Their cement for coating walls is like ours; the stucco flat coloured, and the colours mixed with the plaster before laying on.A Manual of the Historical Development of Art|G. G. (Gustavus George) Zerffi
For instance, behind the plaster is the modern metal lath so superior to the old wooden variety.If You're Going to Live in the Country|Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
Clara had a nightmare, and came near choking to death on Mr. Brewer's plaster—the locket, you know.Seeing France with Uncle John|Anne Warner
It was not long before he went about as usual, although a long strip of plaster adorned one ear.The Sheriff of Badger|George B. Pattullo
Oft with lying skill men veneer the plaster pillar with slabs of marble, and hide soft wood with strips of mahogany.Right Living as a Fine Art|Newell Dwight Hillis