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It was certainly intended that Charles should sit up to his neck in warm salt water for ten minutes, and Mr Young says that with the plaister, and with the greasy, and resisting quality of the ointment, that the water would not penetrate near so much as you seem to suppose it would.
Letter 170 2009
Drew the lips of the wounds together with slips of adhesive plaister secured with a roller; and as we were not far from a village, he thought it best for him to go forwards before his wounds had become very painful.
The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805 2008
In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
And with this answer, after all that she could urge, she was compelled to leave the house, as he complained that his brown paper plaister wanted fresh dipping in vinegar, and he could stay talking no longer.
The summer-house was, as yet, no more than a shell; without windows, scarcely roofed, and composed of lath and plaister, not half dry.
Two long straps of plaister were glued from above the knee to the ankle, and were then fixed to a wooden bar, with a screw and handle, so that the tension could be regulated at pleasure.
The fall of man is our plaister for all these particular maladies of body and soul, which you call “the general health”; but Shaftesbury and Bolingbroke have attacked original sin.
See Tomkins with a telescope and marine jacket; young Nathan and young Abrams, already bedizened in jewellery, and rivalling the sun in oriental splendour; yonder poor invalid crawling along in her chair; yonder jolly fat lady examining the Brighton pebbles (I actually once saw a lady buy one), and her children wondering at the sticking-plaister portraits with gold hair, and gold stocks, and prodigious high-heeled boots, miracles of art, and cheap at seven-and-sixpence!
The Newcomes 2006
But if he had cut the end of his nose off, he would have put a piece of sticking-plaister over it, and been quite satisfied.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Stave 5 The End Of It | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News 2004
For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs, and lay it for a plaister upon the boil, and he shall recover.
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