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plaster one's hair down

Fig. to use water, oil, or cream to dress the hair for combing. (The result looks plastered to the head.) Tony used some strange substance to plaster his hair down. He plastered down his hair with something that smells good.
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plaster over something

to cover over something with plaster. I think that we will just plaster over the cracks in the wall.
See also: over, plaster

plaster something onto something

 and plaster something on
to spread a substance onto something. She plastered great globs of the jam onto the toast. She plastered on lots of butter.
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plaster something up

to close something up with plaster; to cover over holes or cracks in a wall with plaster. He plastered the cracks up and then painted over them. You have to plaster up the cracks.
See also: plaster, up

plaster something with something

to spread some substance onto something. Jane plastered each slice of bread with butter and then heaped on a glob of jam. She plastered the wall with a thin coat of fine white plaster.
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Six plaster casts of Napoleon were drying in the passage.
It contains detailed historic and forecast market value data for the plaster and lime products market and its categories (plasterboard, plasters, gypsum and lime products), including data by domestic production, supply balance, existing stock, imports and exports.
The exhibition, Henry Moore: Plasters, was in preparation for four years, with plaster originals for some of Moore''s most iconic works included in the display in Perry Green.
This can generate high levels of humidity which, combined with higher temperatures, can affect older lime-based plasters.
Modern plasters now offer compressive strengths from 3,000 to 10,000 psi.
The term plaster, when it comes to wall systems, focuses on gypsum-based plasters.
The standard-size finger plasters were a bit short to be man-size, but survived 24 hours without becoming loose or grimy.
Without having to build a straw bale house or a mud hut, you can experience the beauties and benefits of earthen (clay-based) plasters by doing a bit of eco-remodeling in the house you live in right now.
You can buy easy-to-use fine fillers, but if you need to make good a thick coating you can use the traditional undercoat and top-coat plasters or a one-coat plaster.
You can buy easy-to-use fine fillers, but if you need to make a good, thick coating you can use the traditional undercoat and top-coat plasters or a one-coat plaster.
Commonly used as a protective' finish over exterior Walls, plasters also offer durability and beauty for interiors.
First of all, you'll need some flesh-coloured fabric plasters
Bonding agents used in plasters in Japan today often leave a shiny finish; here, Fujimori worked with the plasterer to reduce these agents and create a matte surface.
Helena, California, lime-based plasters tend to be much smoother and hold color better: "They're meant to slick down in a refined way.