Keene's cement

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named for Richard Wynn Keene, who first patented it in 1838.

Noun[edit]

Keene's cement (uncountable)

  1. A kind of plaster which sets white, made from gypsum with alum.
    • 1988, Jack C Rich, The Materials and Methods of Sculpture, Courier Dover 1988, p. 60:
      Dry, powdered mineral colors can be added to Keene's cement, which is occasionally used sculpturally as a casting material.