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adjective as in slippery

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adjective as in pliable

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adjective as in pale

adjective as in containing wax

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Some with long, green, waxy “strap” fronds appeared to direct rain water to the center of the clump.

Ferns with long, green, waxy “strap” fronds appeared to deflect water to the center of the aggregation, where disk-shaped, brown, spongey “nest” fronds could soak it up.

Microbes in compost naturally produce this enzyme to decompose the waxy coating on leaves.

Brown also gauges the fruit’s weight in his hand and feels the waxy skin, with its bumps and ridges.

Then they start chewing their way out of the waxy cells in which they have been growing.

A record would spend years in larval form as an acetate, the big waxy master from which copies were made.

It begins with me being nudged awake by a waxy moon spilling silver-white light through the window as I sucked my thumb.

The world of competitive bodybuilding, and Gov. Schwarzenegger, owed its waxy life to androgens.

In addition to her waxy Prince William, Rubell will also show a new series of Drinking Paintings in London.

The combination of strands of softly cooked skate flesh and slices of waxy potatoes is a deeply pleasing one.

They are grayish or colorless, and have a dull waxy look, as if cut from paraffin (Figs. 43 and 61).

Waxy casts are found in most advanced cases of nephritis, where they are an unfavorable sign.

When boiled in water the root separates into fibres, and is rather waxy, but when laid in hot ashes it becomes mealy.

Waxy complexion, light blue eyes a little close together, thin nose, a prominent dimple on left cheek—may wear whiskers.

The kettle began it, full five minutes by the little waxy-faced Dutch clock in the corner, before the Cricket uttered a chirp.


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On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to waxy, such as: glistening, lustrous, glassy, slick, and smooth.

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