court plaster

court plaster
court plaster
[so called from former use as beauty spots by court ladies]
cloth covered with isinglass or some other adhesive material, formerly used for protecting minor cuts and scratches in the skin

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  • Court-plaster — Court plas ter (k?rt pl?s t?r), n. Sticking plaster made by coating taffeta or silk on one side with some adhesive substance, commonly a mixture of isinglass and glycerin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • court plaster — kō(ə)rt , kȯ(ə)rt n an adhesive plaster esp. of silk coated with isinglass and glycerin …   Medical dictionary

  • court plaster — court′ plas ter n. srg a fine fabric coated with an adhesive preparation of isinglass or glycerin, formerly used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes • Etymology: 1765–75; so called because formerly used in courtly circles …   From formal English to slang

  • court plaster — noun a plaster composed of isinglass on silk; formerly used to dress superficial wounds • Hypernyms: ↑plaster, ↑adhesive plaster, ↑sticking plaster …   Useful english dictionary

  • court plaster — noun historical adhesive sticking plaster made of silk or other cloth. Origin C18: so named because it was formerly used by ladies at court for beauty spots …   English new terms dictionary

  • court plaster — noun Etymology: from its use for beauty spots by ladies at royal courts Date: 1772 an adhesive plaster especially of silk coated with isinglass and glycerin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • court plaster — /ˈkɔt plastə/ (say kawt plahstuh) noun 1. a black patch formerly worn as adornment on the face by court ladies. 2. cotton or other fabric coated on one side with an adhesive preparation, as of isinglass and glycerine, used for covering slight… …  

  • court plaster — cotton or other fabric coated on one side with an adhesive preparation, as of isinglass and glycerin, used on the skin for medical and cosmetic purposes. [1765 75; so called because of former use in courtly circles for making beauty spots] * * * …   Universalium

  • court-plaster — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Court — n. & v. n. 1 (in full court of law) a an assembly of judges or other persons acting as a tribunal in civil and criminal cases. b = COURTROOM. 2 a an enclosed quadrangular area for games, which may be open or covered (tennis court; squash court).… …   Useful english dictionary

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