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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WAX

It ain't made of wax nor anything else that folks ever made.

When he at last reappeared he was white as wax, distressed, anxious, but still resolute.

Marriott was lighting the six wax candles on the dressing-table.

In those days men fastened their letters and receipts and bills with wax.

While the wax was soft they stamped their names in it with a metal seal.

It was a pleasant, peaceful sitting-room, as neat as wax in every part.

Sink me, but I wax philosophical, which is the old refuge of the ruined man.

The water which serves to melt and separate the wax is far from being useless.

They are as perfect as though moulded and shaped out of wax.

The bureau contained paper, wax, and all the other appliances of writing.

WORD ORIGIN

"substance made by bees," Old English weax, from Proto-Germanic *wakhsan (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German wahs, Old Norse vax, Dutch was, German Wachs); cognate with Old Church Slavonic vasku, Lithuanian vaškas, Polish wosk, Russian vosk "wax" (but these may be from Germanic). Waxworks "exhibition of wax figures representing famous or notorious persons" first recorded 1796.

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