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wax tablet

or waxed tablet

noun
1.
a tablet made of bone, wood, etc., and covered with wax, used by the ancients for writing with a stylus.
Origin of wax tablet
1800-1810
1800-10
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  • In the schools the wax-tablet supplied the place of the slate, and in daily life was a substitute for our note-book.

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