Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resembling plaster; containing plaster.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of the nature of plaster.

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  • adjective Of the nature of plaster.

Etymologies

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plaster +‎ -y

Examples

  • In its crisp details, with a plaid pattern inscribed on limestone (the old Guggenheim is covered in Gunite, the plastery stuff swimming pools are made of), the annex distinguishes itself from the Wright building-which is good.

    Do The Wright Thing

  • Pasty, plastery skin, skinny, skinny lips, overly-processed hair... the lip color is just too much and washes her out even more.

    Red Lipstick

  • Sooner have me as I am than some poet chap with bearsgrease plastery hair, lovelock over his dexter optic.

    Ulysses

  • We are sleeping on the lounge floor at the moment because the bedroom seems to be taking AGES to decorate, and it's not suitable to sleep in right now - Neil seems to react badly to the plastery air anyway.

    sheepdip Diary Entry

  • His broad back was seen, followed by Jimmy, to plunge down the plastery corridors, to pass under the scaffoldings.

    The Bill-Toppers

  • Sooner have me as I am than some poet chap with bearsgrease plastery hair, lovelock over his dexter optic.

    Ulysses

  • On the surface of the plastery liquid appear their backs and the straps of their accouterments.

    Under Fire: the story of a squad

  • He wrote to his mother: "St Peter's disappoints me: the stone of which it is made is a poor plastery material; and, indeed, Rome in general might be called a rubbishy place; the Roman antiquities in general seem to me only interesting as antiquities, and not for any beauty ...

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