court plaster

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court plaster (countable and uncountable, plural court plasters)

  1. sticking plaster made by coating taffeta or silk on one side with some adhesive substance, commonly a mixture of isinglass and glycerine
    • Jane Austen, Emma
      "And so you actually put this piece of court-plaster by for his sake!" said Emma, recovering from her state of shame and feeling divided between wonder and amusement.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for court plaster in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)