Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In plastering, the third coat in a series of three, consisting of fine stuff layered on to the depth of about one eighth of an inch and well troweled.
“The greatest merit of director Angus Jackson's production is designer Anthony Ward's permanent set and carefully researched costumes, and Mark Henderson's lighting, which recreate the beautiful, hard-finish of the melancholy world of Edward Hopper's eerie paintings.”
“A pale hard-finish coat that did not carry the gold overtones of most varnishes let the warm red-oak tones shine through.”
“That same year, the family moved into their new brick house of fifteen rooms, with hard-finish plaster walls and light green woodwork, the finest house in that part of the country.”
“His cheeks and his forehead seemed in their smoothness as if coated with some impermeable and indestructible hard-finish.”
“Whyland's face had already begun to take on the peculiar hard-finish that follows upon success -- success reached in a certain way.”
“All of 'em got down and wriggled on the floor in front of that hard-finish god, and then sneaked off through the woods again.”
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