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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.

placard

A notice placed in aircraft in plain sight of the appropriate aircrew that gives information, usually regarding aircraft operation. Normally, this information relates to aircraft limitations and maintenance specifications. The figures on these placards are referred to as placard values.
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The factory-bells had need to ring their loudest that morning to disperse the groups of workers who stood in the tardy daybreak, collected round the placards, devouring them with eager eyes.
What I suffered from that placard, nobody can imagine.
Peggotty's, or of travelling outside the stage-coach, or of dining again with my unfortunate friend the waiter, and in all these circumstances making people scream and stare, by the unhappy disclosure that I had nothing on but my little night-shirt, and that placard.
The office looked just the same as when he had left it last, and, indeed, with one or two exceptions, there seemed to be the very same placards in the window that he had seen before.
About midday they became aware of the first of the evening-paper placards shouting to them across the street:--
The newspaper placards that had cried "wolf!" so often, cried "wolf!" now in vain.
The advice-giver took himself off, and they continued their stroll; but so great was the press of the boys and people to read the placard, that Don Antonio was forced to remove it as if he were taking off something else.
County Match Interrupted." This must have been the earliest edition, for there were other placards bearing the legend, "Is It the End?
He had petitioned the bishop for an edict which expressly forbade the Bohemian women to come and dance and beat their tambourines on the place of the Parvis; and for about the same length of time, he had been ransacking the mouldy placards of the officialty, in order to collect the cases of sorcerers and witches condemned to fire or the rope, for complicity in crimes with rams, sows, or goats.
While his eyes sought out the newspaper shops to see the war news on the placards, he thought of the scene of the night before: now that it was over and he had slept on it, he could not help thinking it grotesque; he supposed he had been ridiculous, but he was not master of his feelings; at the time they had been overwhelming.
Former secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ilorin branch, Sulyman Abaya, has said that he was forced at gunpoint to carry a placard with the inscription of alleged criminal conspiracy, forgery and fraud at the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).
Adding that, she said, transparency placard placement policy for health facilities funded by government, outside hospital, a placard would be placed with details about the budget and number of staff.