\ ˈmäsh \

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Covering the mirror The gauze is applied to Korryn’s face almost like papier-mache, thin strips coated with a topical burn ointment. Angie Leventis Lourgos, chicagotribune.com, "After Lombard teen severely burned in bonfire explosion, friends bring prom to her," 19 May 2018 Photos on a cell phone are passed around, showing the papier-mache tree she's been working on and how the bark and surrounding foliage are remarkably true to life. Jessica Ravitz, CNN, "Search for new lungs begins with changed heart," 23 May 2018 Making the encasing shell To make the baseball-looking shell that encases the robot, the team built a spherical structure out of plastic strips first and then used papier mache over it. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A robot built by Arrowhead students is throwing out the first pitch at the June 15 Brewers game," 15 June 2018 Six-meter-high papier-mache sculptures of athletes, based on totemic Judas figures typically burned as part of Easter celebrations, marked the venues. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Lessons from LA’s 1984 Summer Olympics," 17 May 2018 Mexico 68 oscillated, in its effects, between the modern and the folkloric, parabolas and papier-mache, pictograms and totems. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Lessons from LA’s 1984 Summer Olympics," 17 May 2018 Kids will explore a variety of mediums including paint, papier-mache, clay, and illustration. Jennifer Michelle Greenberg, Houston Chronicle, "Looking for a summer camp? Here are options," 15 May 2018 So Chavarria got up at 4 a.m. Friday to create the papier-mache piñatas, then hung them on the front porch of his home in northern Minneapolis to dry. Doug Criss, CNN, "A Minnesota piñata maker says he is sorry for hanging black figures from his porch," 8 May 2018 Each week brings new projects, such as collage, papier mache, acrylic painting, making a game, building a mask, button making, puppetry, coloring, still life drawing and more. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windsor Edition," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of mâche

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mâche

French, perhaps alteration of French dialect pomache, from Vulgar Latin *pomasca, from Latin pomum fruit

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