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sticking-plaster

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  • "There are the short-term sticking-plaster steps of a proper firewall to prevent contagion around Europe, a much more decisive settlement for Greece... strengthening the European banks," he told Sky News.

    BBC News - Home

  • Her arm was out of the sling and she had a band of sticking-plaster round her wrist.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • Francesca, who had left them, returned with a large piece of sticking-plaster, which she applied to the wound.

    Albert Savarus

  • With the paper, there fell out on the counterpane of the bed a small packet of sticking-plaster, and a little water-colour drawing of a landscape.

    The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

  • In the centre was a melancholy statue, so piebald in its decay, that it looked exactly as if it had been covered with sticking-plaster, and afterwards powdered.

    Pictures from Italy

  • I found a handbag I thought a suitable possession, and some powder, rouge, and sticking-plaster.

    The Invisible Man

  • We have there a cantonment, and thither I went for the mere sake of the surgeon and the sticking-plaster.

    Burlesques

  • One ancestor, of whom there was only a bust, frowned in the greatest rage, because, having no legs, his pedestal would not move; and several sticking-plaster profiles of the former Lords of Windeck looked quite black at being, for similar reasons, compelled to keep their places.

    Burlesques

  • Lord – Lieutenant for Diddlesex; an engraving, from an almanac, of Saint Boniface College, Oxon; and a sticking-plaster portrait of Hugby when young, in a cap and gown.

    The Book of Snobs

  • They are awfully funereal, those ornaments of the close of the last century — tall gloomy horse-hair chairs, mouldy Turkey carpets with wretched druggets to guard them, little cracked sticking-plaster miniatures of people in tours and pigtails over high-shouldered mantelpieces, two dismal urns on each side of

    Mens Wives

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