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plaster cast

noun
1.
any piece of sculpture reproduced in plaster of Paris.
Origin of plaster cast
1815-1825
1815-25
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  • Here on a plaster cast is an inscription written in strange letters, 'Runes' or 'mysteries' as they are called.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • It was a plaster cast, taken from the life, of a female foot.

    Gray youth Oliver Onions
  • A plaster cast of a great bust is better than the same object copied in marble or bronze by an average sculptor.

    The House in Good Taste Elsie de Wolfe
  • It is a plaster cast of the martyr Geronimo in the agony of death.

    The Ship Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine
  • Her arm was in a plaster cast, and she carried it in a sling cleverly hidden under her laces.

    The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  • The comb-like ridges on the plaster cast have the form of the ice crystals.

    Fossil Ice Crystals Johan August Udden
  • Mr. Mariani has presented to the Academy of Medicine a plaster cast of this very poporo, in his possession.

  • He was an irritable convalescent in a plaster cast, too nervous to be patient.

    Kenny Leona Dalrymple
British Dictionary definitions for plaster cast

plaster cast

noun
1.
(surgery) a cast made of plaster of Paris See cast (sense 40)
2.
a copy or mould of a sculpture or other object cast in plaster of Paris
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plaster cast in Medicine

plaster cast n.
See cast.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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