plaster set

false set, early stiffening, hesitation set, plaster set, premature stiffening, rubber set

The rapid development of rigidity in a freshly mixed portland cement paste, mortar, or concrete without the generation of much heat; this rigidity can be dispelled and plasticity regained by further mixing without addition of water.
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The balloon l was then inflated and the form rotated as the plaster set.
The plaster set around her hands and neither staff nor paramedics could get it off during the lesson at Giles School, in Boston.
The plaster set around both hands and neither staff nor paramedics could get it off during the lesson at Giles School, in Boston.
He and his mate had been plastering the house next door and decided to make the plaster set more quickly by putting plaster of Paris in it.
Gypsum is a mineral used in the building industry and to make plaster of Paris, while plasterboard is a prefabricated building material made of plaster set between two sets of paper used to line interior walls and ceilings.
When the plaster sets, the wax is melted out in a furnace, and the remaining plaster becomes the mold.
If you have problems keeping the coving in place until the plaster sets, use a small nail at the bottom of the coving but don't hammer it through.
ICRC also made contributions to the health sector by supporting six hospitals during the armed violence of last May, supplying first aid material, including dressings, suture and plaster sets.
The plaster sets sufficiently to carve in 15 to 30 minutes.
Plaster sets fast, so don't make too much at one time.