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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.
parget, pargeting, pargetting, parge-work, parging
1. Elaborate plasterwork; esp. an ornamental facing for plaster walls, sometimes decorated with figures in low relief or indented; often used on the exterior of houses in the Tudor period.
2. An interior lining of a flue to provide a smooth surface and to aid in fire protection.
3. In masonry construction, a coat of cement mortar (generally containing dampproofing ingredients) on the face of rough masonry, the earth side of foundation and basement walls, or the like; a parge coat.
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