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PLASTER

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 784 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PLASTER, a mixture of lime, hair and sand, used to cover rough walling of lathwork between timbers (see PLASTER-WORK) ; also a fine white plaster of gypsum, generally known as " plaster of Paris." The word (also as " plaister ") is used in medicine of adhesive mixtures employed externally for the protection of injured surfaces, for support of weak muscular or other structures:or as counter-irritants, soothing applications &c. The ultimate derivation of the word is the Gr. I.isrhao-r pots or €µ'Aavrov in the medical sense, from on, and rAavQety, to daub or smear.
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