- a brand name for a synthetic material used as a substitute for clay or wax in modeling.
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Examples from the Web for plasticine
There was plenty of plasticine among Lucy's toys; there was plenty of everything.
They had collected fruits and seed-vessels, had studied animalculæ through the microscope, and modelled fungi in plasticine.The Madcap of the School
For wrapping we tried bicycle tape, waxed cord and cloth, with wax and plasticine for covering.Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting
Northern Nut Growers Association
Palm trees were easily made—Helen had shown him how to do that—with bits of larch fastened to elder stems with plasticine.
The whole saloon–no; Bicker, the man about town, refused his with a criticism, likening them to plasticine.The Bonadventure
- trademark a soft coloured material used, esp by children, for modelling
Word Origin and History for plasticine
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