parge coat

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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.
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