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be cast in a (some kind of) mold

To be of a particular type (which is specified between "a" and "mold"). I hate the snow, but my kids just love it—they are definitely cast in a similar mold.
See also: cast, kind, mold

be cast in the same mould

To share similar characteristics or behaviors. Primarily heard in UK. I hate the snow, but my kids just love it—they are definitely cast in the same mould. Julia and her mother are cast in the same mould, as they are both so kind and sweet.
See also: cast, mould, same

break the mold

To do something in a new way. She really broke the mold with her innovative approach to this notification system—several companies have since adopted her method.
See also: break, mold

cast in the same mold

Having similar characteristics or behaviors. I hate the snow, but my kids just love it—they are definitely cast in the same mold. Julia and her mother are cast in the same mold. They are both so kind and sweet.
See also: cast, mold, same

cut from the same cloth

Very similar in characteristics or behaviors. I hate the snow, but my kids just love it—they are definitely cut from the same cloth. Julia and her mother are cut from the same cloth, as they are both so kind and sweet.
See also: cloth, cut, same

in the same mold

Of or in the same or similar style, fashion, or manner. Primarily heard in US. The author's newest novel is very much in the same mold as his previous work.
See also: mold, same

made from the same mold

Very similar in characteristics or behaviors (to someone or something else). I absolutely hate the snow, but husband and my kids just love it. The three of them are definitely made from the same mold. Julia and her mother are made from the same mold, as they are both so kind and sweet.
See also: made, mold, same

mold (something) from (something)

To create a model figure of something using a particular substance or medium. The kids are molding their favorite animals from clay in art class today. She molds replicas of famous politicians from scrap she collects from the junkyard.
See also: mold

mold (something) out of (something)

To create a model figure of something using a particular substance or medium. The kids are molding their favorite animals out of clay in art class today. She molds replicas of famous politicians out of scrap she collects from the junkyard.
See also: mold, of, out

taters in the mould

slang Cold. The phrase comes from rhyming slang in which "taters (potatoes) in the mould" rhymes with "cold." Primarily heard in UK. I'd wear a warmer coat if I were you—it's taters in the mould out there today!
See also: mould, tater

the glass of fashion and the mold of form

A much-admired person. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, Ophelia refers to Hamlet as such. Look at that socialite—she is just the glass of fashion and the mold of form.
See also: and, fashion, form, glass, mold, of

they broke the mold when they made (someone or something)

Someone or something is absolutely unique; no one or nothing else is comparable. They broke the mold when they made Gina. I've never seen a more talented programmer in my life. They broke the mold when they made that car. What a classic!
See also: broke, made, mold

cast in the same mold

Fig. [of two or more people or things] very similar. The two sisters are cast in the same mold—equally mean. All the members of the family are cast in the same mold and they all had success as entertainers.
See also: cast, mold, same

cut from the same cloth

 and made from the same mold
Fig. sharing a lot of similarities; seeming to have been created, reared, or fashioned in the same way. She and her brother are cut from the same cloth. They both tell lies all the time. Father and son are made from the same mold and even sound alike on the telephone.
See also: cloth, cut, same

mold something out of something

 and mold something from something
to form something, using a pliable substance, such as clay, plastic, wet concrete, etc. She molded a small turtle out of the moist clay. Elaine molded a turtle from the clay.
See also: mold, of, out

cast in the same mold

Bearing a close resemblance, as in All his detective stories are cast in the same mold. This term uses the verb to cast in the sense of forming an object by running molten metal into a mold. [Late 1500s]
See also: cast, mold, same

cut from the same cloth

of the same nature.
1999 Washington Post The last thing a franchise needs is for the two most important men at the top to be cut from the same cloth.
See also: cloth, cut, same

cut from the same cloth

Similar or the same.
See also: cloth, cut, same
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Metalcasters wishing to apply the permanent mold process to magnesium also should recognize that a commercial coating specific to that operation now has been developed.
Because most coatings react with magnesium and are pulled out of the mold when the casting is removed, researchers developed a commercially suitable product that would minimize that reaction.
Previous work has tested the majority of the coatings commonly used with aluminum permanent molds, but none of them have been found to be satisfactory for magnesium.
"There's been a long-standing mold, fungus, and dry-rot exclusion in [insurance policies]," explains Eric Goldberg, assistant general counsel at the American Insurance Association, a trade group in Washington, D.C.
However, there are situations in which mold is covered.
Contrast that with a situation in which a home is sealed up before the homeowner leaves for vacation, and moisture trapped in the home causes mold to proliferate.
The media has been quick to issue a flurry of stories on "toxic mold," a phrase that makes Gots, for one, bristle.
In fact, the very presence of mold does not necessarily lead to production of mycotoxins, and merely having mold somewhere in a structure doesn't mean that if mycotoxins have been produced, the people inside have been exposed to them, either, Rutchik said.
Lees-Haley, who was an expert witness for the defense in the Ballard case, focuses on claims of brain injury from mold exposure.
The initial CDC field study found a very strong correlation between the molds and the hemorrhages.
The dramatic CDC study vaulted molds and their effects on human health into the public limelight.
Complete design and mold construction utilizing CAD/CAM, CNC machining, and CNC vertical and wire EDM.
Custom CNC machining, product development, and mold design.
Control charts are created from data collected within the mold line data application.
The mold line data application uses the following recorded data to create control charts from facing sand data: