Definitions

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  • n. In plastering, a particularly good trowelled surface.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. In plastering, a particularly good troweled surface.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The coat of plaster used after roughing in, and floated, or pricked up and floated.
  • n. A word sometimes inscribed on barometers at a point where the instrument is supposed to indicate settled fair weather. Also set fair.

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Examples

  • They had not for many years been at "set-fair," nor have they apparently reached that halcyon stage as yet.

    William of Germany

  • They had not for many years been at “set-fair,” nor have they apparently reached that halcyon stage as yet.

    William of Germany

  • Sussex coast a band of haymakers, when the rick was done, and their wages in hand on a Saturday night, laid hold of a stout boat on the beach, pushed off to sea in tipsy faith of luck, and hit upon Dieppe with a set-fair breeze, having only a fisherman's boy for guide.

    Mary Anerley : a Yorkshire Tale

  • Dieppe with a set-fair breeze, having only a fisherman’s boy for guide.

    Mary Anerley

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