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moulding

The changes that the foetal skull—which has a rigid face and base and a mobile cranial vault—undergoes to enable it to exit through the birth canal.

moulding

A process for making a lens in which a hot piece of glass (called a parison or gob) or liquid polymer (for contact lenses) is pressed to a predetermined shape. Frames can also be manufactured by pouring a soft material (plastic or molten metal) into a mould which takes on the desired shape after cooling (or drying). The technique is useful for large volume production. Note: also spelt molding. See spin-cast contact lens; surfacing.
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It was a vast, high room, with elaborate and ponderous mouldings, painted a whitish gray, along the upper portion of the walls and the ceiling; with a great deal of faded and carefully repaired tapestry in the doorways and chair-backs; a Turkey carpet in light colors, still soft and deep, in spite of great antiquity, on the floor, and portraits of each of Madame de Bellegarde's children, at the age of ten, suspended against an old screen of red silk.
As they passed indoors, the little cleric hopped suddenly on to the table, and standing on it peered unaffectedly through his spectacles at the mouldings in the oak.
echoed I; and approaching the high, carved chimney- piece, I leant my hand against its heavy mouldings, and dropped my forehead upon it in silent, sullen despondency.
The cracked white paint of the panels, the tarnished gilt of the mouldings, permitted one to imagine nothing but dust and emptiness within.
Al Havranek, owner of Old World Mouldings in New York, reports his business has increased 400 percent since the late '90s and a lot of it is in California.