from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ground of chalk or plaster mixed with a glutinous medium, and laid on a surface of wood, plaster, etc., to prepare it for painting in distemper; or such a ground laid on without reference to subsequent operations. See distemper, n., 1.
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