It was dug out under the wing of the house, was plastered
and cemented, with a stairway and an outside door by which the men came and went.
There was a low plastered
ceiling to a part of it; the rest was open, to the ridge of the tiled roof, and there were beams across.
Over the lower range of table, the roof, as we have noticed, had no covering; the rough plastered
walls were left bare, and the rude earthen floor was uncarpeted; the board was uncovered by a cloth, and rude massive benches supplied the place of chairs.
My master had ordered a room to be made for me, after their manner, about six yards from the house: the sides and floors of which I plastered
with clay, and covered with rush-mats of my own contriving.
And when the morning came and the mists were all white and cold, he saw the man's child pick up a wicker pot plastered
inside with earth, fill it with lumps of red-hot charcoal, put it under his blanket, and go out to tend the cows in the byre.
I had finished a portion of the last and the eleventh; there remained but a single stone to be fitted and plastered
My wounds gave me but little pain, so wonderfully and rapidly had the applications and injections of the female exercised their therapeutic powers, and so deftly had she bound and plastered