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  • n  a substance made from paper pulp that can be molded when wet and painted when dry

  • Another called it "the funeral of beauty in art," and an environmental vigilante committee proposed to bring to the dedication a large papier-mache dog that would expel a mass of .
  • With the weight of ancient mythology, Olympic history and western civilization piled on its nervous shoulders, surely the Greeks would give us papier-mache Argonauts fleeing .
  • A fusion of Republicans and independents put candidates in the field, carried on an intensive campaign, chief feature of which was the erection of a huge papier-mache cow at .
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  • Students learn the art of making art at summer camp
    Martina Zulkoski, 6, of Grand Island uses a blow dryer to dry the paint on her papier-mache animal mask Tuesday during a "So Far Away Art" summer art camp at the Prairie Winds Art Center in Grand Island. The subject matter for this summer's class is centered around African safaris.
    June 15, 2013 - Grand Island Independent
  • Prepare your body before hiking in high altitudes
    When Sly Stallone took to the mountaintop in the 1993 film “Cliffhanger,” the scenery made moviegoers dizzy with laughter (the papier-mache mountain shook during fight scenes). But if you’re heading for the real thing and it’s more than 8,000-9,000 feet above sea level — say, Humphrey’s Peak near Flagstaff, Ariz. (12,635 feet), Yellowstone National Park (the caldera is 10,308 feet) or La Paz ...
    June 10, 2013 - The Wichita Eagle
  • Pressure-cooker kindergarten
    Christine Gerzon is the epitome of a kindergarten teacher: warm and wise, quick to get down on her knees to wipe a tear or bandage a boo-boo. She can rhapsodize for hours about a single leaf and philosophize convincingly about the pedagogical uses of papier-mache. "I teach because it's my calling,” she says. "It's my life purpose.”        
    June 9, 2013 - Boston Globe

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