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a type of hard plastic that was used especially in the 1930s and 1940s for making things such as radios and telephones
a hard plastic used for covering tables and working areas in kitchens
hard smooth plastic used for making the surfaces of things such as tables
British a strong transparent plastic that can be used in doors and windows instead of glass
a very light artificial substance used especially for making containers or to protect the things in a box
a type of plastic used for making things such as paint and rubber
polyvinyl chloride: a type of plastic used for making clothes, shoes, water pipes etc
mainly American a type of polystyrene
a type of plastic often put on pans to prevent food from sticking to them
unplasticized polyvinyl chloride: very strong plastic used for making window frames and other parts of buildings
a light strong plastic used for making many different things
a medical test in which blood cells are taken from the body and examined to find out if they are healthy
the lowest female singing voice, or a woman with this singing voice
someone on a film set who takes care of plants, trees, and other various landscaping materials like rocks, gravel, sand, etc.
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