from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not plastic; not readily molded. Not suitable for plastic representation; unsculptural.


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  • Encounter was thus a treat, with its unplastic flatware, solid plates, and drinking water freely supplied.

    Greetings from Airworld!

  • Four-color Plasticman goes oozing out of a keyhole, around a corner and up through piping that leads to a sink in the mad Nazi scientist's lab, out of whose faucet Plas's head now, blank carapaced eyes and unplastic jaw, is just emerging.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • Certainly those years were like the married years of many another young woman of that unplastic day.


  • His unplastic nature would one day be his chief bulwark; as now, it was his chief stumbling block.

    The Promise A Tale of the Great Northwest

  • His activities where He is working in the unplastic matter of the physical plane; and so, when He undertakes a work like this, He generates causes whose effects He cannot thoroughly calculate, He takes the risk which surrounds every great undertaking, He submits

    London Lectures of 1907

  • Yet their eyes are much keener than ours, for they see through the surface of nature and perceive its symbolism; they see the living reality, of which nature is the veil, and are continually at fault because this veil is not, after all, the reality, -- because it is fixed and unplastic.

    Confessions and Criticisms

  • There was a feeling of awe upon her which made her mute, and stern, and altogether unplastic in the hands of her friends.

    Ralph the Heir

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