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- n. ornamental plasterwork
- n. ornamental plastering
- n. plaster used to coat outer walls and line chimneys
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Fireclay tubes, rectangular or circular in transverse section, are largely used in place of the pargetting; although more expensive than the latter they have the advantage in point of cleanliness and durability.
The carved oak fronts of the houses and shops, done ingeniously with strange pargetting, and adorned with wondrous windows, are so adorably queer, with their stagey effects, that
The latter clause shows that our great-grandmothers were quite _au fait_ with the nostrums of the present day, with "pargetting, painting, slicking, glazing, and renewing old rivelled faces."
If you would be rightly informed of the present estate of the reformed churches, you must not acquiesce in the pargetting verdict of those who are wealthy and well at ease, and mounted aloft upon the uncogged wheels of prosperous fortune (as they call it).