For, the power of the mother having waned, the power of the neighbour is waxing.
Now sun and moon begin to mingle: waning and waxing splendors.
"It's been a bad business all round," he went on, waxing confidential as he was prone to do.
And this is the reason for the waxing and waning of the moon.
"Then she ought to keep to her own proper sphere," said I, waxing hot.