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Term:  plasticine



Plasticine is a trademarked name for a material which is known in the US as "modeling clay". Plasticine was formulated by art teacher William Harbutt in 1897 because he wanted a non-drying clay for use by his sculpture students.
Thus it is non drying by design and as it is also flammable, attempts to harden it by heating can be dangerous. Don't try. Use plasticine when you want a clay that will not harden.

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