What does the word coating mean?

Usage examples for coating

  1. All our animals, as well as our people, had a thick coating of sand round their eyes, the cold and wind making their eyes run, and the water collecting the sand. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  2. It is a long, rambling house that seemed when first purchased wholly lacking in artistic qualities, and it was not until after careful deliberation that the owner realized that the old farmhouse, beneath its coating of accumulated dust, possessed a wealth of fine features that were well worth developing. – Remodeled Farmhouses by Mary H. Northend
  3. With the finest possible polish, the plate is ready for the coating box. – American Handbook of the Daguerrotype by Samuel D. Humphrey
  4. If the paper curls up, wet the back a little with a sponge before coating. – Photographic Reproduction Processes by P.C. Duchochois
  5. And beneath his coating of tan he seemed to have grown pale. – The Tale of Buster Bumblebee by Arthur Scott Bailey

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