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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In addition, we can rule out the mutations of MC1R determining the brown coat color phenotype.
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That's followed by a brown coat (it contains extra sand) to provide bulk and strength, which gets topped off with the finish coat.
Genistein diet significantly influences brown coat color (Figure 3A, top), but this relationship was attenuated when regional [A.sup.vy] CpG methylation of sites 4-9 was included in the model (Figure 3A, bottom).
The second occupant was described as a stocky white male wearing a brown coat. The pair were last seen running north toward Harlow Road, Williams said.
A Hammam double, dressed in the Cardiff owner's trademark brown coat, flat cap, red scarf and wearing a mask, suddenly appeared on the touchline during the second half.
The wonderful thing about frying is that it supplies even the most delicate of ingredients with a protective golden brown coat, making fish and chips most durable for street food.
Today's stucco can more easily be made with one-half bag of Portland, one-half bag masonry (brickwork) cement, and about 16 shovelsful of sand, depending On the "sticky" consistency desired; The initial "scratch" or brown coat of stucco requires larger-particle concrete sand.
What takes the biscuit is that the same presenter will happily chat away to Paul Nicholls while the trainer is wearing a great big cap which is racing's most remarkable garment since David Nicholson's brown coat with the vertical strips of cotton wool glued to it.
Or he reproduces the minute descriptions of the wardrobes of the weaver Mangold, who wore a respectable brown coat, and the gravedigger Laichinger, who wore a more modest gray one, but who, along with his wife, had some items in festive red that suggested a certain disregard of formal convention.
Generally, stucco is built with four separate coats--two base coats (the scratch coat and brown coat) and two finish coats (the wash coat and dash coat).