sticking plaster

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sticking plaster (plural sticking plasters)

  1. (New Zealand, Britain) An adhesive bandage used in dressing wounds
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chapter 3:
      As I live, these covered parts of him were checkered with the same squares as his face; his back, too, was all over the same dark squares; he seemed to have been in a Thirty Years’ War, and just escaped from it with a sticking-plaster shirt.

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