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  • n. A form of decorative plasterwork used on exterior walls

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of decorative plasterwork in raised ornamental figures, formerly used for the internal and external decoration of houses.
  • n. the plastering of the inside of flues, intended to give a smooth surface and help the draught.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plaster-work of various kinds; especially, a sort of ornamental work in plastering, with raised or indented patterns and ornaments, much used in the interior and often on the exterior of houses of the Tudor period.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. ornamental plasterwork
  • n. ornamental plastering
  • n. plaster used to coat outer walls and line chimneys


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  • Broken oyster shells are distinguishable in the decorated plasterwork, indicating that the pargeting was done at Jamestown.

    New Discoveries at Jamestown Site of the First Successful English Settlement in America

  • In the Little Shambles, too, there are many curious details in the high gables, pargeting and oriel windows.


  • The prince pulled a golden bell-cord that shone against the green pargeting of the wall.

    Vergilius A Tale of the Coming of Christ

  • The Sun Inn, or "House of the Giants," as it has sometimes been called, from the colossal figures which appear in the pargeting over its gateway, is a building which evidently grew with the needs of the town, and a study of its architectural features is curiously instructive.

    Vanishing England

  • Raising their heads, both men looked up at the little dwelling, which seemed quite lifeless, with its narrow casements and its coarse, violet pargeting, displaying the shameful ugliness of poverty.

    The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris

  • Cheaping Knowe was all builded of stone; but the houses here were of timber for the most part, done over with pargeting and whitened well.

    The Well at the World's End: a tale

  • He havasu real estate purposely to the sandbar in a west stertorous way, and his fans pargeting his gastropoda ninefold.

    Rational Review


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  • "At Corbets Tey, we admire the pargeting and think of Marc Atkins. It might be a moulded shield or an entire wall. The iconography of Essex pargeting is a topic we're too wet to debate. Oak trees, stags, horsemen: the confederacy of the forest."

    London Orbital by Iain Sinclair, p 514 of the Penguin paperback edition

    February 13, 2012