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papier-mâché (Fr. ‘chewed paper’) Method of moulding forms using paper strips soaked in a starch. The technique originated in 18th-century France. The British adopted the technique to produce a thin paperboard to make trays and mouldings, which were popular in Victorian times. It is still widely used in the production of decorative objects.

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papier-mâché. Paper-pulp mixed with resin and glue, or consisting of shreds of paper glued together and pressed into a mould, used to make ornaments or wall- or ceiling-coverings Invented c. ad 200 in East Asia, it was in use in Europe from C16, and especially from C18.

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pa·pier mâ·ché / ˌpāpər məˈshā; päˈp(y)ā/ • n. a malleable mixture of paper and glue, or paper, flour, and water, that becomes hard when dry: George was constructing a crocodile out of papier-mâché.

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papier-mâché (pā´pər-məshā´), art material made of paper strips soaked in a binder of starch or flour paste; it dries into a firm, hard substance. Papier-mâché is widely used in the production of decorative objects and sculptures of great lightness, delicacy, and strength.

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papier mâché

papier mâché XVIII. Not of F. orig., though composed of F. words, viz. papier PAPER and mâché, pp. of mâcher chew.

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papier-mâché

papier-mâchéattaché, cachet, papier-mâché, sachet, sashay •Beaumarchais • recherché • cliché •crochet • touché • ricochet • Pinochet

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