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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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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.
Dressed in a white polo-neck sweater, long brown coat with fur-trimmed collar and the obligatory dark glasses, Gwyneth left Skibo Castle early in the morning.
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.
Both base coats, the scratch coat and the brown coat, use the same recipe of 2-1/2 parts clean common sand to 1 part Type N cement.
My mouse phase years past, everything mouse brown, brown boots, brown skirt, brown shirt, brown hat, brown coat, brown scarf.
Kate looked stunning in a long brown coat with fur lining for the service at St.
They all stood on top of each other and tried to sneak into a dirty film under a long brown coat.
He was last seen wearing a brown coat, purple shirt, brown trousers, and brown shoes.
It can be installed as a "one coat stucco" basecoat or as the scratch and brown coat in a traditional stucco application.