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sticking plaster

an adhesive cloth or other material for covering and closing superficial wounds, holding bandages in place, etc.
Origin of sticking plaster
1645-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Besides, a bit of sticking-plaster was enough, for it was only the skin divided.

    Draw Swords! George Manville Fenn
  • The hands of the other were covered with sticking-plaster and bandaged.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • Tom had always been called a "sticking-plaster" by his fellow players on the football field.

  • It's the lint, the sticking-plaster and the bandages, and the turn-an'-twist.'

    Jack Hinton Charles James Lever
  • Francesca, who had left them, returned with a large piece of sticking-plaster, which she applied to the wound.

    Albert Savarus Honore de Balzac
  • "Give me the sticking-plaster, Dick," said his mother, when Tiny had somewhat revived.

    A Sailor's Lass Emma Leslie
  • "That there was," said Jack, pointing to the spot where a great strap of sticking-plaster extended across his forehead.

  • He touched the scars upon his head and brow, and the sticking-plaster left on.

    Patience Wins George Manville Fenn
  • His was not a pleasant face, and it was made more repulsive by the scars and sticking-plaster.

    Patience Wins George Manville Fenn
  • An adhesive plaster is in popular language a sticking-plaster.

    English Synonyms and Antonyms James Champlin Fernald
British Dictionary definitions for sticking-plaster

sticking plaster

a thin cloth with an adhesive substance on one side, used for covering slight or superficial wounds Usual US term adhesive tape
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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