from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Sticking plaster made by coating taffeta or silk on one side with some adhesive substance, commonly a mixture of isinglass and glycerin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Black, flesh-colored, or transparent silk varnished with a solution of isinglass to which benzoin or glycerin etc., is sometimes added, used for covering slight wounds.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a plaster composed of isinglass on silk; formerly used to dress superficial wounds
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Go fetch me some court-plaster out of the middle drawer in the japan cabinet.
He took his hat off, and did as he was bid, disclosing only a narrow slip of court-plaster.
Her complexion, naturally high in tone because of the pink of health, was enhanced by the tiniest speck of black court-plaster laid upon her cheekbone; and her hair, heightened in its reddish-gold by her dress, was fluffed loosely and adroitly about her eyes.
She cut black court-plaster with her nail-shears and tried different-sized pieces in different places.
So was the settling of a minute bit of court-plaster just to the left of the dimple in her chin, an unusual piece of coquetry in which Polly would not have indulged, if an almost invisible scratch had not given her an excuse for doing it.
I'll get the witch-hazel and arnica and court-plaster.
Bill was pasting court-plaster over the scratches and bruises on his features.
"I was taking back some court-plaster I had," replied Alice.
He had put a piece of flesh-colored court-plaster over his wound, not healed it.
Then laying it down, he took out his pocket-book and cut off a little three-cornered strip of pink court-plaster, and made repairs on the bill.