cire per due

cire perdue

[seer per-doo, -dyoo; French seer per-dy]
noun Metallurgy.

1875–80; short for French moulage à cire perdue mold on lost wax Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
cire perdue (sir pɛrdy)
a method of casting bronze, in which a mould is formed around a wax pattern, which is subsequently melted and drained away
[literally: lost wax]

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