from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The first layer of plaster to be applied in plasterwork.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See scratch coat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Wall-decoration executed by laying on the face of a building, or the like, a coat of colored plaster, and covering it with a coat of white plaster, which is then scratched through in any design, so that the colored ground appears; graffito decoration.
scratch + work (Wiktionary)