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loose soil rich in organic matter

the distinctive form in which a thing is made

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the process of becoming mildewed

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a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter

a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold

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a distinctive nature, character, or type

sculpture produced by molding

container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens

form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold

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Carley, brother of hurling star Paul, was the county's midfield general last season as they broke the mould in both the league and championship.
It broke the mould in UK charity work by adopting a US model ( encouraging large donations from firms and awarding grants to community organisations.
Most explored traditional diasporic themes of identity, generational strife and prejudice but a few broke the mould. Newcomer Samuel Chows Auditions to Be the Next Canadian is a clever two-minute medley of snapshots of himself portraying Asian stereotypes by making faces for the camera.
SATELLITE TV station Al-Jazeera broke the mould when it started five years ago as it was the first time Arab public opinion was being formed by uncensored Arabic media.
MANCHESTER United may think they broke the mould when they made Jaap Stam.