from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Construction or ornamental work done with plaster.
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- n. Architectural work executed in plaster.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Plastering used to finish architectural constructions, exterior or interior, especially that used for the lining of rooms. Ordinarly, mortar is used for the greater part of the work, and pure plaster of Paris for the moldings and ornaments.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The preparing or putting up of plaster, in the sense of two or three coats, or more, of mortar upon walls or ceilings.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a surface of hardened plaster (as on a wall or ceiling)
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According to the Daily Mail, the fitness coach Tony Strudwick caused damage to the plasterwork in a wall when he kicked out in anger after the team's defeat.
It's no less fancy inside, with an ornately carved wooden staircase and plasterwork ceilings.
Nothing jarring, simply a sense of chronic neglect—plasterwork left unrepaired, a spiderweb crack running jagged down one pane of window glass, drapes frayed and left to fade in the sun.
Like the dining room, and probably every other room in the house, the room was framed with serious crown moldings and plasterwork.
The mansion features 18th-century plasterwork by Michael Stapleton, spectacular neoclassical columns and a gilded frieze contributed, in the 1890s, by the architect Alfred Darbyshire and a 1991 stained-glass window by Michael Judd with images of Swift, Wilde, Joyce, Yeats and other indispensable figures.
#2 Decorative moldings, ornaments, plasterwork and arches
Use of plasterwork and moldings could be expensive, but they bring in the feel of authenticity of the design.
She pushed through the door and past the dark mahogany bar, her eyes trailing over the mad mishmash of mirrors and chandeliers, the wood-panelled walls bedecked with mottled old Chinese prints, the crazed fruit plasterwork on the ceiling.
Old houses with ornate plasterwork that are now home to scores of destitute families disintegrate slowly.
Brown Harris Stevens The home was built in 1899 and has original plasterwork and painted moldings.