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parge coat, pargeting, pargework

1. Elaborate plasterwork; especially an ornamental facing for plaster walls decorated with figures in low relief.
2. The interior lining of a chimney flue used to improve its fire protection and to provide a smooth surface.
3. A coat of cement mortar on the face of rough masonry construction.

placard

A notice placed in aircraft in plain sight of the appropriate aircrew that gives information, usually regarding aircraft operation. Normally, this information relates to aircraft limitations and maintenance specifications. The figures on these placards are referred to as placard values.
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About midday they became aware of the first of the evening-paper placards shouting to them across the street:--
Challenger pointed the latter placard out to his wife, as it thrust itself like a banner above the throng.
Valentin looked at these two placards and fancied he had met this highly subtle form of humour before, and that somewhat recently.
It's so with me and Pyotr, and the coachman, Fyodor, and that merchant, and all the people living along the Volga, where those placards invite one to go, and everywhere and always," she thought when she had driven under the low-pitched roof of the Nizhigorod station, and the porters ran to meet her.
Sapsea to suggest that the river should be dragged, that its banks should be rigidly examined, that particulars of the disappearance should be sent to all outlying places and to London, and that placards and advertisements should be widely circulated imploring Edwin Drood, if for any unknown reason he had withdrawn himself from his uncle's home and society, to take pity on that loving kinsman's sore bereavement and distress, and somehow inform him that he was yet alive.
The factory-bells had need to ring their loudest that morning to disperse the groups of workers who stood in the tardy daybreak, collected round the placards, devouring them with eager eyes.
Sometimes the fatal numbers appeared upon the walls, sometimes upon the floors, occasionally they were on small placards stuck upon the garden gate or the railings.
A placard near by announced that they had been reduced in price from two dollars and fifty cents to one dollar and ninety-eight cents; and a young girl who stood behind the counter asked her if she wished to examine their line of silk hosiery.
Unconsciously my chirography expands into placard capitals.
Against the wall hung a placard containing the prison laws.
Suddenly I came upon a pasteboard placard, beautifully written, which was lying on the desk, and bore these words: 'TAKE CARE OF HIM.
The duke read the placard with half-shut eyes, and then ran to embrace Don Quixote with-open arms, declaring him to be the best knight that had ever been seen in any age.