pricking-up

Pricking-up

Prick"ing-up\, n. (Arch.) The first coating of plaster in work of three coats upon laths. Its surface is scratched once to form a better key for the next coat. In the United States called scratch coat. --Brande & C.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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