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putty in Construction topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishputtyput‧ty /ˈpʌti/ noun [uncountable]  1 TBCa soft whitish substance that becomes hard when it dries and that is used to fix glass into window frames2 be putty in somebody’s hands
Examples from the Corpus
puttyUse solvent and a putty knife or large screwdriver.The delicate glasses had felt thick and awkward in her hands, soft as putty but covered in cutting edges.Inside is a white brick of plastic explosive, which was kind of like putty.Make sure the frame is dry, and prime bare wood before applying new putty.I stretched out a hand, and she was putty - the licking, wagging kind.