- plaster cast,
- plaster of paris,
- plastic art,
- plastic bomb,
- plastic bullet
Origin of plastering
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.
Origin of plaster
Examples from the Web for plastering
Just when did parents get so into plastering their kids all over their social networks?Introducing the Internet’s New Bundle of Joy: The Baby Selfie|Charlotte Lytton|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was plastering the building and he had it leaning and he saw that coming and going was spending a whole situation.Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein|Gertrude Stein
They are making a basket of bulrushes, and plastering it with bitumen.Sermons of Christmas Evans|Joseph Cross
For the Plastering of low and moist places, they had a great many other Lib.
His house was a frame building, weather-boarded with pine boards, but had no plastering within.Fifty Years in Chains|Charles Ball
Nor did the rain cease to fall, plastering our great-coats on to our backs, streaming in rivulets from the peaks of our caps.'Neath Verdun, August-October, 1914|Maurice Genevoix
Word Origin for plaster
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.