Keene's cement

noun
\ ˈkēnz- \

Definition of Keene's cement

: a hard-finish gypsum plaster to which alum has been added and which is used chiefly as a gauging plaster in lime mortar for walls (as of hospitals, stores, railroad stations) where an unusually tough and durable plaster is required

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History and Etymology for Keene's cement

after Richard W. Keene, 19th century English inventor

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“Keene's cement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Keene%27s%20cement. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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