Her face was cast into a plaster mold, preserving her shy smile for posterity.
The awards have no golden statuette or fat check—only a plaster foot—reminding all writers that they have feet of clay.
Apparently, Calder modeled directly in plaster rather than starting out in clay or wax.
plaster and ceramic replicas of organs and appendages rest on the shelves alongside sets of false teeth.
As one story goes, Bianca Jagger, impressed, once made a plaster cast of Mara's posterior.
The floor is of hard matter, and the walls and ceilings of plaster.
The minute they find out you're Irish, they'll plaster you with praise.
The thickness of the clay varies with the time that the paste has stood upon the plaster.
But the marble statues they put into a kiln to make lime to plaster their houses.
A block of plaster about one inch thicker than the height of the proposed cup is taken and centered upon the wheel.
late Old English plaster "medicinal application," from Vulgar Latin plastrum, shortened from Latin emplastrum "a plaster" (in the medical as well as the building sense), from Greek emplastron "salve, plaster" (used by Galen instead of more usual emplaston), noun use of neuter of emplastos "daubed on," from en- "on" + plastos "molded," from plassein "to mold" (see plasma). The building construction material is first recorded in English c.1300, via Old French plastre, from the same source, and in early use the English word often had the French spelling.
"to coat with plaster," early 14c., from plaster (n.) and partly Old French plastrier "to cover with plaster" (Modern French plâtrer), from plastre (see plaster (n.). Related: Plastered; plastering. Figurative use from c.1600. Meaning "to bomb (a target) heavily" is first recorded 1915. Sports sense of "to defeat decisively" is from 1919.
plaster plas·ter (plās'tər)
Plaster of Paris.
A pastelike mixture applied to a part of the body for healing or cosmetic purposes.
To cover or apply generously: They plastered the city with leaflets (1585+)
[money sense fr shinplaster, an early 19th-century term for ''currency of little value or very small denomination'']