(Mold"er*y, Mould"er*y) a. Covered or filled with mold; consisting of, or resembling, mold.
(Mold"i*ness, Mould"i*ness) n. [From Moldy.] The state of being moldy.
(Mold"ing, Mould"ing), n.
1. The act or process of shaping in or on a mold, or of making molds; the art or occupation of a molder.
2. Anything cast in a mold, or which appears to be so, as grooved or ornamental bars of wood or metal.
3. (Arch.) A plane, or curved, narrow surface, either sunk or projecting, used for decoration by means
of the lights and shades upon its surface. Moldings vary greatly in pattern, and are generally used in
groups, the different members of each group projecting or retreating, one beyond another. See Cable,
n., 3, and Crenelated molding, under Crenelate, v. t.
Molding, or Moulding, board. (a) See Follow board, under Follow, v. t. (b) A board on which
bread or pastry is kneaded and shaped. Molding, or Moulding, machine. (a) (Woodworking) A
planing machine for making moldings. (b) (Founding) A machine to assist in making molds for castings.
Molding, or Moulding, mill, a mill for shaping timber. Molding, or Moulding, sand (Founding),
a kind of sand containing clay, used in making molds.
(Mold"ing, Mould"ing), p. a. Used in making a mold or moldings; used in shaping anything
according to a pattern.
(Mold"warp, Mould"warp) n. [OE. moldwerp: AS. molde soil + weorpan to throw up; cf. OD.
molworp, G. maulwurf, Icel. moldvarpa, Dan. muldvarp. See Mold soil, Warp, and cf. Mole the
animal.] (Zoöl.) See Mole the animal. Spenser.
(Mold"y, Mould"y) a. [Compar. Moldier or Mouldier; superl. Moldiest or Mouldiest.] [From
Mold the growth of fungi.] Overgrown with, or containing, mold; as, moldy cheese or bread.
(Mole) n. [AS. mal; akin to OHG. meil, Goth. mail Cf. Mail a spot.]
1. A spot; a stain; a mark which discolors or disfigures. [Obs.] Piers Plowman.
2. A spot, mark, or small permanent protuberance on the human body; esp., a spot which is dark-colored,
from which commonly issue one or more hairs.
(Mole), n. [L. mola.] A mass of fleshy or other more or less solid matter generated in the uterus.
(Mole), n. [F. môle, L. moles. Cf. Demolish, Emolument, Molest.] A mound or massive work
formed of masonry or large stones, etc., laid in the sea, often extended either in a right line or an arc of
a circle before a port which it serves to defend from the violence of the waves, thus protecting ships in a
harbor; also, sometimes, the harbor itself. Brande & C.
(Mole), n. [OE. molle, either shortened fr. moldwerp, or from the root of E. mold soil: cf. D. mol,
OD. molworp. See Moldwarp.]
1. (Zoöl.) Any insectivore of the family Talpidæ. They have minute eyes and ears, soft fur, and very large
and strong fore feet.
The common European mole, or moldwarp (Talpa Europæa), is noted for its extensive burrows. The common
American mole, or shrew mole and star- nosed mole (Condylura cristata) have similar habits.
In the Scriptures, the name is applied to two unindentified animals, perhaps the chameleon and mole