Origin of mache
1820–30; < French mâche, perhaps by apheresis (or by association with mâcher to chew) from dial. pomache, with same sense, perhaps < Vulgar Latin *pōmasca, derivative of Latin pōmum fruit
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Examples from the Web for mache
Hee may also mache in a better howse then his; and so that feare is not worth the fearinge.Great Ralegh
Hugh De Selincourt
When the mache is dry, give the exposed portion of it one or two coats of paint of the proper color.
After placing the wires and bulbs and testing, the grooves are filled with "mache" or putty colored to match the other surface.