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brown coat

[¦brau̇n ¦kōt]
(materials)
Mortar with about 1 to 1½ bushels (35 to 53 liters) of hair per 200 pounds (91 kilograms) quicklime; used to make a brown coat of plaster, which is covered with a finish coat, and often covers a scratch coat.

brown coat, floating coat

The coat of roughly finished plaster beneath the finish coat; in three-coat work, the second coat of plaster, applied over a scratch coat and covered by the finish coat; in two-coat work, the base-coat plaster applied over lath or masonry; may contain a greater proportion of aggregate than the scratch coat.
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It was great seeing him put on that tatty brown coat and open the shop.
The woman, who has not been named, wore a light brown coat and black trousers, and was carrying a black bag.
On the other hand, a witness revealed how the woman, who wore a light brown coat and black trousers, came with the baby girl and tied her while she went into the shop.
Wearing a sort of large, heavy brown coat, the artist was enclosed for a long time inside a wooden and glass vitrine, similar to the ones Betty's used to collect his objects.
Tayside Police said they wanted to trace a 20-year-old man with short, dark hair and a light brown coat.
The gunman, with a long beard and sporting a brown coat, was caught on CCTV and spotted by astonished witnesses walking calmly through the street after the incident.
It can be installed as a "one coat stucco" basecoat or as the scratch and brown coat in a traditional stucco application.
In the emporium, my mother would sit on a bentwood chair as Mr Richards in his brown coat worked his way through her list using a long clasper to reach the top shelf.
The designer dressed the director in a fitted brown coat with gaudy paisley patch embroidery on one side.
Tennant was dressed in the Doctor's trademark ankle length brown coat, while Morrissey was kitted out in full period garb - a tan knee-length jacket and red waistcoat.
The dog is big and strong, its muscles obvious under its light brown coat.
When last seen, Nilofar was wearing jeans, a short brown coat and carrying a blue rucksack.