Plastic clay

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(Geol.) one of the beds of the Eocene period; - so called because used in making pottery.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In truth, it was the first time she had ever had a human soul to play with, and the plastic clay of him was a delight to mould; for she thought she was moulding it, and her intentions were good.
Meanwhile, the space among bricks was filled with hard plastic clay; cement bricks, which were stacked upon each other, were used to simulate the rock skeleton.
He took the rocks and pounded them; using subtle mixtures, he formed the vessels and works of beauty from loaves of plastic clay. With precision he learned to blow upon the flames and transmuted his fragments of hillside into fragile bowls for the delight and use of man.
These ancient terracotta sculpture traditions do not preclude earthenware production in different communities where plastic clay is abundant.
Summary: This study focused on removal of arsenic from drinking water using different media such as bauxite, lime and plastic clay. Media were treated with different temperature and pH to check adsorption capacity changes.
Yield states and stress-strain relationships in a natural plastic clay, Canadian Geotechnical Journal 20(3): 502-516.
Stahl helped youngsters make sculptures with plastic clay and fired the pieces for attendees to take home.
Recommended for ages five and up, the kit contains the house, assorted color clay and mosaic pieces, sparkle felt, multicolored and iridescent glitter, craft glue, and a plastic clay tool.
"Wallace" director Nick Park--who has already won three Oscars for shorts, two of which starred cheese-loving Wallace and his clever dog Gromit--fashioned a plasticine Little Britain for the film, with artists painstakingly manipulating the plastic clay figures, then photographing them frame by frame.
Ceramic/pottery makers use different methods to shape clay or plastic clay into objects ranging from decorative plates and cups to washbasins and toilet bowls.
Students are usually mature enough to handle the materials safely, but if there is some concern, plastic clay tools are available, and acrylic paints can be substituted for the glaze finish.
Since plastic clay was present in most of the existing roadbeds, hydrated lime has proven to be the most effective additive to use.