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mould

Definitions

  • Showing mouldings on capitals and bases
    Showing mouldings on capitals and bases
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mould make something, usually for a specific function "She molded the rice balls carefully","Form cylinders from the dough","shape a figure","Work the metal into a sword"
    • v mould form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold "cast a bronze sculpture"
    • v mould form in clay, wax, etc "model a head with clay"
    • n mould container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    • n mould sculpture produced by molding
    • n mould a distinctive nature, character, or type "a leader in the mold of her predecessors"
    • n mould a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold "a lobster mold","a gelatin dessert made in a mold"
    • n mould a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter
    • n mould the process of becoming mildewed
    • n mould the distinctive form in which a thing is made "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
    • n mould loose soil rich in organic matter
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE THREE PARTS OF THE MOULD THE THREE PARTS OF THE MOULD
PLATE MOULDED TO GIVE BACK PLATE MOULDED TO GIVE BACK
MOULD. TO GIVE FACE OF PLATE MOULD. TO GIVE FACE OF PLATE
STATUETTE FOR A THREE-PIECE MOULD STATUETTE FOR A THREE-PIECE MOULD
FIRST PIECE OF MOULD FIRST PIECE OF MOULD

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Five thousandths of a millimeter is the tolerance of accuracy at the LEGO mould factories
    • Mould (Anat) A fontanel.
    • Mould (Paper Making) A frame with a wire cloth bottom, on which the pump is drained to form a sheet, in making paper by hand.
    • Mould (Arch) A group of moldings; as, the arch mold of a porch or doorway; the pier mold of a Gothic pier, meaning the whole profile, section, or combination of parts.
    • n Mould (Bot) A growth of minute fungi of various kinds, esp. those of the great groups Hyphomycetes, and Physomycetes, forming on damp or decaying organic matter.☞ The common blue mold of cheese, the brick-red cheese mold, and the scarlet or orange strata which grow on tubers or roots stored up for use, when commencing to decay, are familiar examples. M. J. Berkley.
    • Mould Cast; form; shape; character. "Crowned with an architrave of antique mold ."
    • Mould Crumbling, soft, friable earth; esp., earth containing the remains or constituents of organic matter, and suited to the growth of plants; soil.
    • Mould Earthy material; the matter of which anything is formed; composing substance; material. "The etherial mold,
      Incapable of stain."
      "Nature formed me of her softest mold ."
    • Mould See Mold Molder Moldy, etc.
    • Mould That on which, or in accordance with which, anything is modeled or formed; anything which serves to regulate the size, form, etc., as the pattern or templet used by a shipbuilder, carpenter, or mason. "The glass of fashion and the mold of form."
    • Mould The matrix, or cavity, in which anything is shaped, and from which it takes its form; also, the body or mass containing the cavity; as, a sand mold; a jelly mold.
    • v. i Mould To become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in part, with a mold.
    • v. t Mould To cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon.
    • v. t Mould To cover with mold or soil.
    • Mould (Founding) To form a mold of, as in sand, in which a casting may be made.
    • Mould To form into a particular shape; to shape; to model; to fashion. "He forgeth and moldeth metals.""Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay
      To mold me man?"
    • Mould To knead; as, to mold dough or bread.
    • Mould To ornament by molding or carving the material of; as, a molded window jamb.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mould etc. See mold, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mould mōld dust: soil rich in decayed matter: the matter of which anything is composed: a minute fungus which grows on bodies in a damp atmosphere, so named from often growing on mould: the earth, the ground, the grave, esp. in pl. Mools (Scot.)
    • v.t Mould to cover with mould or soil: to cause to become mouldy
    • v.i Mould to become mouldy
    • v.t Mould to turn to dust
    • n Mould mōld a hollow form in which anything is cast: a pattern; the form received from a mould, a former or matrix for jellies, &c., also a dish shaped in such: character
    • v.t Mould to form in a mould: to knead, as dough
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Quotations

  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel%20Butler
    “It is our less conscious thoughts and our less conscious actions which mainly mould our lives and the lives of those who spring from us.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but moulds it to its purpose. The nineteenth century, as we know it, is largely an invention of Balzac.”
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis%20Bacon
    “The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands.”
  • Anita Brookner
    Anita%20Brookner
    “It will be a pity if women in the more conventional mould are to be phased out, for there will never be anyone to go home to.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. molde, AS. molde,; akin to D. mul, G. mull, mulm, OHG. molt, molta, Icel. mold, Dan. muld, Sw. mull, Goth. mulda, and E. meal, flour. See Meal, and cf. Mole an animal, Mull (v.)

Usage

In literature:

Farmers with moulding machinery can make their own moulding.
"Electricity for the farm" by Frederick Irving Anderson
As soon as the clay was sufficiently kneaded, it was shaped in almost square moulds.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
When cool, stir in half a tea-cup of yeast, and flour to make it stiff enough to mould up.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
The cold metal chills the wax that touches it, so that the mould soon has a thick waxen lining.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
These are made by filling a mould with rubber.
"Makers of Many Things" by Eva March Tappan
In discussing this subject it is necessary to consider some of the influences which had aided in moulding President Wheelock's character.
"The History of Dartmouth College" by Baxter Perry Smith
Choose those of a moderate size, free from blemishes, and fresh, and buy them in the mould.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
Ham, essence of 87 Maccaroni in a mould of pie-crust ib.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
Then put it into a mould which has been rinsed with cold water.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
The oak Shall send his roots abroad, and pierce thy mould.
"Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant" by William Cullen Bryant
A pot for melting lead is needed with the mould, and mould compound is also needed.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
IONIC BASE MOULDINGS FROM PRIENE.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
As we mould old age by youth so we are shaping the coming incarnation by this one.
"Elementary Theosophy" by L. W. Rogers
A tuft of mould is in miniature a forest of trees.
"Fungi: Their Nature and Uses" by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
All the refinement of a building consists in its mouldings, and no one has designed mouldings better than Professor Aitchison.
"Frederic Lord Leighton" by Ernest Rhys
The best process in the world for making moulded Bon-bons or French Creams and grained work, is by using Patent Rubber Candy Moulds.
"The Candy Maker's Guide" by Fletcher Manufacturing Company
Who can name all the elements which mould and build up a human soul?
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
The mould loft is a very large room, with a spacious floor and plenty of light.
"Harper's Round Table, September 17, 1895" by Various
When done, pour into a long, square pan, not too deep, and mould.
"Civic League Cook Book" by Anonymous
Sometimes even small vases were made of separately moulded pieces united by a glassy material (6).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
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In poetry:

DEAR spot, where rests the mould'ring clay
Of her I lov'd, farewell!
My pangs these falling tears betray,
Which now my bosom swell.
"On Viewing A Grave Of A Beloved Infant" by Elizabeth Beverley
What mighty travails must have been,
What ages must have moulded me,
Ere I was raised and made akin
To dawn, the daisy and the sea.
"How Much Of Godhood" by Louis Untermeyer
"Oh, that you needn't do — dn't do,
You needn't do the same;
Why ain't she cold beneath the mould? —
O careless, careless Mame!
"The Ballad of Hagensack" by Wallace Irwin
And what I am beheld again
What is, and no man understands;
And out of darkness came the hands
That reach thro' nature, moulding men.
"In Memoriam A. H. H. Obiit: 124." by Alfred Lord Tennyson
There sudden dawned a dewy morn;
A man was turning up the mould;
And in our hearts the spring was born,
Crept thither through the cold.
"A Prayer for the Past: All sights and sounds of day and yea" by George MacDonald
He moves amid the warriors of the day,
Just such a soldier as the art
That builds its trophies upon human clay
Moulds of a cheerful heart.
"Ripley" by Henry Timrod

In news:

Bob Mould looks back on Husker Du with 'rage and melody'.
Bob Mould, live from Sasquatch 2011.
Bob Mould 's next solo album, which is as-yet-untitled, will be released April 7.
Here is the track list for Mould 's new album.
Bob Mould 's Hand-Made 'Life and Times'.
Indie forefather and reformed "miserablist" Bob Mould is happy to share old Hüsker Dü war stories, but don't expect him to dwell on his past or to relive it for fun or profit.
It's a mostly acoustic orchestral ballad with an uplifting cello section that captures the essence of Mould 's music.
During the late '90s, Mould was on a sabbatical from writing music while writing scripts for World Championship Wrestling.
Bob Mould, former frontman from Husker Du and Sugar, performs 2 heartfelt psychedelic ballads and talks with old friend KEXP DJ Kevin Cole.
Fans' bitch sessions over Bob Mould 's new "electronic" direction are a real puzzler: What do these people miss about the old sound.
At the end of the week, Brockway Mould will stop production at its facility along Route 219 in Jefferson County.
Consider mouldings as a part of the original design and not an ornamental after-thought.
Editor's Note: This is the fourth in a five-part series about mouldings, taken from a whitepaper by Fair Lawn, N.J.-based Kuiken Brothers Co.
Almost all mouldings are replicated from unique/original and custom designs from products craftsmen created more than 200 years ago.
Editor's Note: This is the third in a five-part series about mouldings, taken from a whitepaper by Fair Lawn, N.J.-based Kuiken Brothers Co.
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In science:

Mould J.R. et al. (1991) The velocity field of clusters of galaxies within 100 Mpc. I.
FACTS AND IDEAS IN MODERN COSMOLOGY
The field non-disk population has been studied by several groups, following Mould and Kristian (1986; see also Crotts 1986).
Galactic Bulges
More general arguments by the same authors (Mould et al. 1995) lead them to conclude that h = 0.73 ± 0.11 regardless of where M100 lies in the Virgo cluster.
Dark Matter and Structure Formation in the Universe
Such fields would also be useful for measuring the correlated distortions of galaxy images from large-scale structure by weak gravitational lensing; although a pilot pro ject (Mould et al. 1994) detected only a marginal signal, a reanalysis detected a significant signal suggesting that Ω0σ8 ∼ 1 (Villumsen 1995).
Dark Matter and Structure Formation in the Universe
Ultimately, the aim of the Key Pro ject is to derive a value for the expansion rate of the Universe, the Hubble constant, to an accuracy of 10% (Freedman et al. 1994a; Kennicutt, Freedman & Mould 1995; Mould et al. 1995; Madore et al. 1998).
The Hubble Space Telescope Key Project to Measure the Hubble Constant
The status of the H0 Key Pro ject Tully-Fisher calibration has been reviewed recently by Mould et al. (1997).
The Hubble Space Telescope Key Project to Measure the Hubble Constant
The H-band photometry and line widths are from Aaronson et al. (1982); these data (including lower line-width systems) are presented by Mould et al. (1997).
The Hubble Space Telescope Key Project to Measure the Hubble Constant
As such, a single galaxy alone cannot define the mean distance to the Virgo cluster to an accuracy of better than 15–20% (Freedman et al. 1994a, Mould et al. 1995).
The Hubble Space Telescope Key Project to Measure the Hubble Constant
Madore, B. F. et al. (1998) Nature, in preparation Mould, J.R. et al. (1997) in The Extragalactic Distance Scale, eds.
The Hubble Space Telescope Key Project to Measure the Hubble Constant
Pahre & Mould (1994) found better agreement with the Worthey models and suggested the difference was due to Worthey’s inclusion of an empirical M-giant population.
Distances from Surface Brightness Fluctuations
Combining their results with those from Pahre & Mould (1994), they discovered a bias affecting the low signal-to-noise (S/N) measurements and attributed it to errors in sky subtraction and variations in the dark current on scales comparable to the psf.
Distances from Surface Brightness Fluctuations
The debate on the precise value of the age of all these oldest populations continues (e.g., Mould 1998), but for the purpose of this summary, I will take it to lie in the range of 12–14 Gyr.
The Galactic Halo: Conference Summary
The debate on the absolute ages of the globular clusters continues (Mould 1998), but they agree with those of the oldest and most metal-poor field halo stars, based on HIPPARCOS calibrations and the Th/Eu radioactive clock (Norris).
The Third Stromlo Symposium - The Galactic Halo: Bright Stars and Dark Matter
This constitutes one of the methods to determine the Hubble constant (Mould et al 2000).
Extragalactic Objects and Next Generation Interferometers
Mould, Internal Absorption Properties of Accelerating Detectors, Ann.
Acceleration and Classical Electromagnetic Radiation
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