from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A mold, as of a footprint, made for use in a criminal investigation.
  • n. The making of such a mold or cast, as with plaster of Paris.

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  • n. The art of applying mock injuries for the purpose of training medical or military personnel.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French, from earlier mollage, fee for inspection of wood by use of a standard frame, from Old French molle, mold; see mold1.

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  • A force of nature with some big damn ears, that's what.

    January 7, 2009

  • That he is, our sionnach. :-)

    January 7, 2009

  • Crikey, how can anybody keep up with sionnach? Force of nature there, I warrant.

    January 6, 2009

  • Let's not forget:

    boulage: the practice of street-bowling

    coulage: see kewlage

    doulage: the practice of midwifery

    foulage: 1. the pollution of a natural wetland habitat through some kind of environmental catastrophe such as an oil spill; 2. the teen years.

    ghoulage: 1. the branch of Hallmark marketing specifically devoted to Hallowe'en; 2. a nourishing, spicy Hungarian stew.

    houlage: 1. street-name for the burgeoning field of cryptoacoustics, that is, efforts by professional 'ghostbusting' teams to capture sounds from the spirit world on tape; 2. what werewolves engage in during the full moon.

    joulage: 1. what happens to the faces of certain male actors as they grow older; 2. short-term trading in energy futures.

    loulage: the study of plumbing fixtures

    moulage: 1. mussel-farming; 2. divination of a cow's age by studying her vocalization patterns.

    oulage: 1. sheep-smuggling; 2. the random interjection of interrogative particles as conversational placeholders by French speakers.

    poulage: 1. The academic study of the works of A.A. Milne; 2. scatology as an academic discipline (combined delightfully, of course, in Hannah Honig's groundbreaking and provocative new work - "Honey-Dipping in the Hundred-Acre Wood : Tappen the Source")

    roulage: - aw heck, maybe someone else could take over? It's dinner time here.

    January 6, 2009

  • And here I thought moulage meant the cultivation and farming of mussels, for all those bureaucrats in Brussels.

    Or possibly the age of your donkey.

    January 6, 2009

  • (n): generally, the art of making plastic molds of objects or of impressions made by objects. More specifically, the art of making such molds for use as evidence.

    January 6, 2009

  • The art of applying mock injuries for the purpose of training Emergency Response Teams and other medical and military personnel. (French: casting/moulding) (Wikipedia)

    May 28, 2008

  • "By one in the afternoon, the state police's rolling lab would be here, too, complete with hot and cold running forensics experts and a guy whose job it was to mix up plaster and take moulage casts of the tire-prints Norris had either been smart enough or lucky enough not to run over with the wheels of his own cruiser ..."

    - 'The Dark Half', Stephen King.

    December 31, 2007