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Cover (a part of a building) with plaster or mortar that typically bears an ornamental pattern.‘parged patterns on the walls’
- ‘Masonry walls should be parged to provide a smooth surface when adhesives are used to attach board insulation.’
- ‘He explained how in such a wall the block wall is parged and the brick and mortar comes right tight to it.’
- ‘He then parged the masonry with cement prepared from a packaged mix, before affixing precast concrete medallions to the wall.’
- another term for pargeting
- ‘They range from poured concrete mixes with NewCem recycled slag, to Matrix PAAC lightweight aerated autoclaved block, to flowable fills, to recycled-content parges and stuccos.’
Late Middle English: from Old French parjeter, from par- ‘all over’ + jeter ‘to throw’.
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