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court plaster

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.
1765-75; so called because of former use in courtly circles for making beauty spots Unabridged
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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

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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