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Molding   /mˈoʊldɪŋ/   Listen

The act of creating something by casting it in a mold.  Synonym: casting.
A decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing.  Synonym: moulding.
A decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge.  Synonyms: border, moulding.
Sculpture produced by molding.  Synonyms: clay sculpture, modeling, mold, mould, moulding.
A preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied.  Synonyms: modeling, modelling, moulding.

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"Molding" Quotes from Famous Books

... Results. To carry out these purposes two things are essential: an awakened interest in the cause of peace, and some definite and effective method for molding sentiments and habits of thought that will persist with such vitality that they will give shape to future conduct and activities. To arouse an interest in the subject, on the part of both professors and students, it was believed at the outset that public ...
— Prize Orations of the Intercollegiate Peace Association • Intercollegiate Peace Association

... quest by grown-ups. That danger, menace and death hid in covert would have appealed to them (those who knew) as ridiculous, impossible, obsolete. The story of cutlass and pistol and highboots had been molding in archives these eighty-odd years. Dangers? From whom, from what direction? No one suggested the possibility, even in jest; and the only man who could have advanced, with reasonable assurance, that danger, real and serious, existed, was ...
— A Splendid Hazard • Harold MacGrath

... the exquisite molding of her face as he had noted it at their first meeting, and her wide brow and clear brown eyes and the fineness of her skin, and her warm, sensitive lips, at this instant moving in the barest tremble imaginable. She was gazing at him with a ...
— The Iron Furrow • George C. Shedd

... to their fire, looking tired and wistful. Kendric, looking at her, felt a hot rush of anger at Zoraida for being the cause of their present condition. Betty lifted her head and caught the expression molding his face. She was wrapped about with her red gown and Zoraida's cloak; her ankles were bare; then were scratches on them; her sandals looked already worn out; her hair was tumbled and snarled. She shook it loose and began combing it ...
— Daughter of the Sun - A Tale of Adventure • Jackson Gregory

... throngs of a great city, the active hands and brains in the bee-hives of industry and the many places of business, the vast army of seekers after knowledge in the schools and colleges throughout the land, the men of fame in the halls of Congress molding the affairs of the Nation, the countless army tilling the fields under the open sky, the legions in the dark caves of earth searching for treasure—all are seeking to enter the ...
— A Fleece of Gold - Five Lessons from the Fable of Jason and the Golden Fleece • Charles Stewart Given

... fight, fight with all your weapons. And don't let the wrong thoughts go on molding you into the wrong thing. If you think you are going to fail, you'll fail. But if you think of yourself as conquering, triumphant—if you think of yourself as coming back to Leila, victorious, why you'll ...
— Contrary Mary • Temple Bailey

Words linked to "Molding" :   square and rabbet, modeling, ornament, quarter round, cyma, necking, architrave, surbase, bandelette, edge, modelling, conge, congee, ornamentation, beading, decoration, beadwork, astragal, cymatium, rib, egg-and-tongue, border, quirk molding, cornice, mopboard, skirting board, egg-and-dart, tore, bandelet, moulding, casting, mould, subbase, ovolo, gorgerin, carving, cavetto, creating from raw materials, torus, bead, sculpture, thumb, annulet, quirk moulding, baseboard, mold, picture frame, egg-and-anchor, bandlet

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