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Cloth coated with an adhesive substance and used to cover cuts or scratches on the skin.
[From its use by ladies at court to make beauty spots.]
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(Medicine) a plaster, composed of isinglass on silk, formerly used to cover superficial wounds
[C18: so called because formerly used by court ladies for beauty spots]
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a fine fabric coated with an adhesive preparation of isinglass or glycerin, formerly used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes.
[1765–75; so called because formerly used in courtly circles]
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|Noun||1.||court plaster - a plaster composed of isinglass on silk; formerly used to dress superficial wounds|
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