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Then they start chewing their way out of the waxy cells in which they have been growing.
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.
The females are for the most part stationary, being fixed to the plant by the protecting, waxy, excretion or scale.
Many Aphides and Coccids are covered with a waxy secretion which interferes very materially with their easy examination.
Toward the end a smile of singular sweetness irradiated his rough face, made delicate by the waxy color of death.
THE INCENDIARYW. A. (WILLIAM AUGUSTINE) LEAHY
It possesses a hardness and a lustre intermediate between waxy and resinous.

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