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Adhesive plaster   /ædhˈisɪv plˈæstər/   Listen
Adhesive plaster

Adhesive tape used in dressing wounds.  Synonyms: plaster, sticking plaster.

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"Adhesive plaster" Quotes from Famous Books

... favourable wind, Webb took more observations; Hurley and I recording by turns. There were several small holes in the tent which needed mending, and I experimented with adhesive plaster from the medical kit with great success. Heated over a fusee and pressed hard down between the bottoms of mugs, held outside and inside, the patches adhered well and ...
— The Home of the Blizzard • Douglas Mawson

... ingenious and quite as curious were often adopted to conceal dispatches, when the messenger was in danger of capture by an enemy. A boot with a hollow heel, a fragment of corn-pone too stale to tempt a starving man, a strip of adhesive plaster over a festering wound, or a ball of cotton-wool stuffed into the ear to keep out the west wind, often hid a message whose discovery would cost a life, and perhaps endanger an army. The writer has himself seen ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 96, October 1865 • Various

... soaping the feet; or adopting some other means of reducing the friction of the foot against the sock. Treatment—Wash the feet; open the blister at the lowest point, with a clean needle; dress with vaseline or other ointment and protect with adhesive plaster, care being taken not to shut out the air. Zinc oxide plaster is excellent. Sterilize a needle; thread it with a woolly thread and run it through blister, leaving ends projecting about one-half inch; this will act as a wick and dry ...
— Military Instructors Manual • James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker

... time, I devoutly wished was the inflictor of my wound; some were shot as they ran down the inland side of the hill, and the fort was ours with the loss of one man killed, and, I think, six wounded. My hurt was very trifling: a piece of adhesive plaster on the two orifices was all the surgical assistance that I either had or required. But the case with poor Reud was very different. I detest giving a revolting description of wounds; I shall only say, that this was a most dreadful one. He lay for a ...
— Rattlin the Reefer • Edward Howard

... this occasion to ostentatiously inspect a confection the upper and lower crusts of which stuck together like two pieces of adhesive plaster. ...
— The Man from the Bitter Roots • Caroline Lockhart

... had a choice morsel, if it was a small wan!" exclaimed O'Riley in surprise, as he picked up a plug of tobacco. On further examination being made, it was found that this bear had dined on raisins, tobacco, pork, and adhesive plaster! Such an extraordinary mixture of articles, of course, led the party to conclude that either she had helped herself to the stores of the Dolphin placed on Store Island, or that she had fallen in with those of some other vessel. ...
— The World of Ice • R.M. Ballantyne

... searching for the horns of the uterus; if followed up the ovaries will easily be found. They should then be drawn outward and may be removed either by the ecraseur or by torsion. Closing and suturing the wound will complete the operation. An adhesive plaster bandage ...
— Special Report on Diseases of Cattle • U.S. Department of Agriculture

Words linked to "Adhesive plaster" :   court plaster, adhesive tape

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