Pricking-up
Pricking-up Prick"ing-up, n. (Arch.) The first coating of plaster in work of three coats upon laths. Its surface is scratched once to form a better key for the next coat. In the United States called {scratch coat}. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]

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  • pricking-up — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun ( s) : scratch coat …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pricking — Prick Prick, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pricked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pricking}.] [AS. prician; akin to LG. pricken, D. prikken, Dan. prikke, Sw. pricka. See {Prick}, n., and cf. {Prink}, {Prig}.] 1. To pierce slightly with a sharp pointed instrument or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • By the Pricking of My Thumbs (novel) — infobox Book | name = By the Pricking of My Thumbs title orig = translator = image caption = Dust jacket illustration of the first UK edition author = Agatha Christie cover artist = Kenneth Farnhill country = United Kingdom language = English… …   Wikipedia

  • scratch coat — Pricking up Prick ing up, n. (Arch.) The first coating of plaster in work of three coats upon laths. Its surface is scratched once to form a better key for the next coat. In the United States called {scratch coat}. Brande & C. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prick — prick1 [prık] v 1.) [T] to make a small hole in something using something sharp ▪ Prick the sausages before you grill them. prick yourself/prick your finger (=accidentally make a hole in your skin) ▪ She had pricked her finger on a rose thorn.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Plasterwork — refers to construction or ornamentation done with plaster, such as a layer of plaster on an interior wall or plaster decorative moldings on ceilings or walls. This is also sometimes called pargeting. The process of creating plasterwork, called… …   Wikipedia

  • prick — 1 verb 1 (T) to make a small hole in something, using a sharp point: Prick the pastry lightly with a fork. | prick yourself/prick your finger: Ouch! I ve pricked my finger with the needle. 2 (I, T) to feel an unpleasant stinging feeling on your… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Scratch coat — The first coat in plastering; called also {scratchwork}. See {Pricking up}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Three-coat — a. (Arch.) Having or consisting of three coats; applied to plastering which consists of pricking up, floating, and a finishing coat; or, as called in the United States, a scratch coat, browning, and finishing coat. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • listening — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. hearing, paying attention, heeding, attending, overhearing, hearkening, giving ear, straining to hear, receiving, accepting, lending an ear*, pricking up one s ears*; see also interested 1 , involved 1 . Ant. indifferent* …   English dictionary for students

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