- French mâche, from dialectal pomache, from Vulgar Latin *pōmasca, from Latin pōmum, fruit (perhaps because of its slightly sweet taste). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“There's a Native American float in a Christmas parade, and the announcer boasts that "... and the papier mache is made entirely of broken treaties!”
“This papier-mache, which is also called a matrix, was baked hard by steam, put in a curved cylinder, melted lead was poured on it and there was a solid metal page of the paper ready for the great press, which was soon thundering away, printing thousands of papers, each one containing, on the front page, Larry's account of the interview with Sullivan.”
“After placing the wires and bulbs and testing, the grooves are filled with "mache" or putty colored to match the other surface.”
“mache" and colored like the antlers no one will know they are not attached to a 'bony' fide forehead.”
“One was that on the trading floor of one company, the men would chew paper into little papier mache balls and then try to shoot them up my skirt.”
“We were a start-up, and they had deep pockets," says Matty's dad Chuck, a journeyman papier mache worker at an electric train shop.”
“And papier-mache, which could be molded and then painted to look like guns.”
“If you can find someone who knows the way to the papier mache factory and the factory where them make beautiful glass articles out of recycled glass both are well worth the effort to get to them.”
“NPR speaks to papier-mache artist, Pascale Faublas, about hopes for the program:”
“The problem: we're always reading that our armed forces aren't adequately equipped; that they're forced to wear papier-mache helmets and use rifles made of crayon.”
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