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[plas-tuh-seen] /ˈplæs təˌsin/
a brand name for a synthetic material used as a substitute for clay or wax in modeling. Unabridged
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  • There was plenty of Plasticine among Lucy's toys; there was plenty of everything.

    The Magic City Edith Nesbit
  • They had collected fruits and seed-vessels, had studied animalculæ through the microscope, and modelled fungi in Plasticine.

    The Madcap of the School Angela Brazil
  • For wrapping we tried bicycle tape, waxed cord and cloth, with wax and Plasticine for covering.

  • Palm trees were easily made—Helen had shown him how to do that—with bits of larch fastened to elder stems with Plasticine.

    The Magic City Edith Nesbit
  • The whole saloon–no; Bicker, the man about town, refused his with a criticism, likening them to Plasticine.

    The Bonadventure Edmund Blunden
  • They make gorgeous pagodas, and a touch of Plasticine keeps each card where it should be.

    Wings and the Child E. [Edith] Nesbit
  • If no lathe be handy, glazed vases may be used as substitutes, the waste being added in Plasticine to the neck and base.

  • For curved surfaces, as cylinders, any of these methods can be used; the Plasticine is the more successful.

  • We had a Plasticine model of the Mole chiefly constructed from the data obtainable from aerial photographs.

    The Blocking of Zeebrugge Alfred F. B. Carpenter
  • Roll out a long cylinder of Plasticine and fit it into the groove on the upper surface of the earthenware base.

British Dictionary definitions for Plasticine


trademark a soft coloured material used, esp by children, for modelling
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Word Origin and History for Plasticine

modeling clay substitute, 1897, from plastic (adj.) + -ine (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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