waxing (and Waning): Enthusiasm is up overall among Republicans and down among Democratic voters in 2012.
Jupiter amplifies the waxing Moon, Full on Wednesday, invoking mystical assistance in realizing truest hopes and wishes.
As Bell explains it, “If you have good muscle definition, waxing makes it stand out more.”
Proving the point, listen to Mitt Romney waxing poetic about Palin recently on David Letterman.
Half of our music and all of our dancing is just about worshipping, praising, staring at and waxing poetic about the human ass.
But the air was growing more frigid every moment, and the hour was waxing later and later.
For, the power of the mother having waned, the power of the neighbour is waxing.
But she disengages herself; and waxing taller, towers from the couch to the roof.
This bird is said to be thin when the moon wanes, and fat at the waxing of the moon.
President Reed: You get better results, Mr. Jones, from waxing the entire scion?
"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.
"grow bigger or greater," Old English weaxan "to increase, grow" (class VII strong verb; past tense weox, past participle weaxen), from Proto-Germanic *wakhsan (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German wahsan, Old Norse vaxa, Old Frisian waxa, Dutch wassen, German wachsen, Gothic wahsjan "to grow, increase"), from PIE *wegs- (cf. Sanskrit vaksayati "cause to grow," Greek auxein "to increase"), extended form of root *aug- "to increase" (see augment). Strong conjugation archaic after 14c. Related: Waxed; waxing.
waxing wax·ing (wāk'sĭng) or wax·ing-up (wāk'sĭng-ŭp')
The shaping of the contours of a trial denture or a crown in wax prior to its casting in metal.
Any of various natural, oily or greasy heat-sensitive substances, consisting of hydrocarbons or esters of fatty acids that are insoluble in water but soluble in most organic solvents.
A solid plastic or pliable liquid substance, such as paraffin, originating from petroleum and found in rock layers and often used in medicinal preparations.
Any of various solid, usually yellow substances that melt or soften easily when heated. They are similar to fats, but are less greasy and more brittle. Naturally occurring animal and plant waxes are esters of saturated fatty acids and alcohols of high molecular weight, including sterols. Waxes are also manufactured synthetically from petroleum, and are used to make polishers, lubricants, coatings, waterproofing, crayons, candles, and many other products.
A person who raises questions, imposes difficulties and objections, etc: said that he is a wave-maker whose troubles arose from his insistence on injecting moral values
[1960s+; perhaps from an old joke in which a set of persons in hell, immersed up to their mouths in feces, are heard to chant ''Don't make waves,'' very melodiously]
Made by melting the combs of bees. Mentioned (Ps. 22:14; 68:2; 97:5; Micah 1:4) in illustration.