in plaster

idiom

British
: in a hard covering that protects a broken bone and allows it to heal : in a plaster cast
Her arm is in plaster.

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Recent Examples on the Web The two-story build sits on about half an acre with four bedrooms plus two-and-a-half baths in a tent-like structure that’s finished in plaster and dark wood trim. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 28 Mar. 2024 The first snap revealed the unfinished exterior of her abode that was still covered in plaster and surrounded by leveled dirt. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 19 Oct. 2023 Traditional sculptors working in America during the 19th and most of the 20th centuries typically modeled their sculptures in clay and then cast them in plaster. John Freeman Gill, New York Times, 15 Oct. 2023 In the dining room, the table—in walnut with brass inlays—is a piece of art by Alex Hull, while the headboard in the bedroom is a custom abstract art piece in plaster by DKT. Rachel Ingram, Robb Report, 6 Oct. 2023 Some of the bodies of Pompeii were also preserved in plaster, but not from Mount Vesuvius and not in 79 CE. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 23 Aug. 2023 So combinations of materials were tested for the breakable stones, and filmmakers settled on Styrofoam coated in plaster. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 9 July 2023 Historians have long known that the Romans sometimes covered their dead in liquid gypsum, a mineral used in plaster, before placing the bodies in their tombs. Christopher Parker, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 June 2023 But inside lie nearly 50 tons of dinosaur bones wrapped in plaster – potentially some of the most significant paleontological finds this landlocked West African country, and even the continent, has ever known. Nick Roll, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 May 2023

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“In plaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20plaster. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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