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fictile


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fictile  \Fic"tile\,  a.  [L.  fictilis  See  {Fiction}.] 
  Molded,  or  capable  of  being  molded,  into  form  by  art; 
  relating  to  pottery  or  to  molding  in  any  soft  material. 
 
  Fictile  earth  is  more  fragile  than  crude  earth. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  The  earliest  specimens  of  Italian  fictile  art.  --C. 
  Wordsworth. 
 
  {Fictile  ware},  ware  made  of  any  material  which  is  molded  or 
  shaped  while  soft;  hence  pottery  of  any  sort.  -- 
  {Fic"tile*ness},  n.  --  {Fic*til"i*ty},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fictile 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  the  craft  of  pottery;  "the  fictile  art"; 
  "fictile  ware" 
  2:  susceptible  to  being  led  or  directed;  "fictile  masses  of 
  people  ripe  for  propaganda"  [syn:  {pliable}] 
  3:  capable  of  being  molded  or  modeled  (especially  of  earth  or 
  clay  or  other  soft  material);  "plastic  substances  such  as 
  wax  or  clay"  [syn:  {moldable},  {plastic}] 




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