Moby-Dick: Plaster


  1. a composition of lime, water, and sand used to coat walls

The word plaster appears in the following sentences from Moby-Dick:

Chapter 1 > Paragraph 3 > Sentence 5:

But these are all landsmen; of week days pent up in lath and plaster—tied to counters, nailed to benches, clinched to desks.

Chapter 17 > Paragraph 14 > Sentence 1:

With a prodigious noise the door flew open, and the knob slamming against the wall, sent the plaster to the ceiling; and there, good heavens! there sat Queequeg, altogether cool on his hams, and holding Yojo on top of his head.

Concordance for the word plaster from Moby-Dick.

Herman Melville
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