from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See plaster.


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  • Antipodes, and curing the sick by covering them all over with pitch-plaster.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • We all roared at this, and the doctor as loud as anyone; but he vowed that he had no hand in the pitch-plaster.

    Mens Wives

  • I am informed that at this period of his life he wrote some poems relative to his unhappy passion; a wild set of verses of several lengths, and in his handwriting, being discovered upon a sheet of paper in which a pitch-plaster was wrapped up, which Lieutenant and Adjutant Wheezer was compelled to put on for a cold.

    Mens Wives

  • To add to this the gardener roared out some interpolated English popular songs, which suited Mozart's music just as a pitch-plaster would suit the face of the Venus de 'Medici.

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • The latter was one of the people who take all the hair off their bodies with pitch-plaster.

    Works of Lucian of Samosata — Volume 03

  • If any other comes, I shall pitch-plaster him, for I could not endure that noise again.

    Springhaven : a Tale of the Great War

  • And so sir, I sees him dodgin 'about one day sir, yes sir, and at last he gits a hopportunity sir and claps a pitch-plaster on the mouth o' th 'pump sir, and says he's done for his wust henemy sir.

    The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete

  • He had on a dress scarlet coat, lined and faced with yellow satin (one of the properties, we believe, of the Victoria), a beautifully worked pink shirt-front, a pitch-plaster coloured waistcoat, white ducks, and jack-boots, with brass heel spurs.

    Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour

  • "Well, then," resumed the state prosecutor, "let them rush in, bind the dragon, clap the pitch-plaster on her mouth, and she is ours in spite of all the devils."

    Sidonia, the Sorceress : the Supposed Destroyer of the Whole Reigning Ducal House of Pomerania — Volume 2

  • I then had the hair cut close, and covered the loins and back with a pitch-plaster.

    The Dog


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