Roget category 3243. Words relating to matter
› 3.2. Inorganic matter
›› 3.2.1. Solid matter
clay, wax, butter, dough, pudding — alumina, argil — cushion, pillow, feather bed, down, padding, wadding — foam.
mollification — softening etc. v..
bend, yield, relent, relax, give.
yielding etc. v. — flabby, limp, flimsy.
doughy, spongy, penetrable, foamy, cushiony†.
flaccid, flocculent, downy — edematous, oedematous†, medullary [Anat.], argillaceous, mellow.
soft as butter, soft as down, soft as silk — yielding as wax, tender as chicken.
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