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court plaster

noun
1.
cotton or other fabric coated on one side with an adhesive preparation, as of isinglass and glycerin, used on the skin for medical and cosmetic purposes.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; so called because of former use in courtly circles for making beauty spots
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  • Ou his check bone was a court plaster patch as big as a silver dol lar.
  • One of the number will wear court plaster on his face for several days.
British Dictionary definitions for court plaster

court plaster

noun
1.
a plaster, composed of isinglass on silk, formerly used to cover superficial wounds
Word Origin
C18: so called because formerly used by court ladies for beauty spots
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