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plaster cast

any piece of sculpture reproduced in plaster of Paris.
Origin of plaster cast
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A plaster-cast mask of Voltaire when first hung up made him chuckle with indecent laughter.

    The Journal of a Disappointed Man Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
  • By the purest chance, dallying over the knickknacks, he picked up a plaster-cast of a hand.

    The Lincoln Story Book Henry L. Williams
  • Miss Burns proposed that he begin by copying a plaster-cast of the arm of the Saxon athlete.

    Atlantis Gerhart Hauptmann
  • The plaster-cast was then well oiled, the fish laid in it, and more plaster poured in, until the fish was covered.

    The Swan and Her Crew George Christopher Davies
  • Is there any one, I ask, who will pay to see the plaster-cast when he can behold the marble original for nothing?

  • It presents too invariably the idea of a solid body;—of ‘images’ in the sense of the plaster-cast cry about the streets.

  • I have had a plaster-cast model made of the little Pompeian figure of Narcissus at the spring in Naples.

    Atlantis Gerhart Hauptmann
British Dictionary definitions for plaster-cast

plaster cast

(surgery) a cast made of plaster of Paris See cast (sense 40)
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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