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white wax

a yellowish-white, somewhat translucent, tasteless solid, prepared by bleaching beeswax, used chiefly in pharmacy.
Origin of white wax
1535-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Take a piece of middle size wire, pass round it a strip of white wax; this is to form the pistillum.

  • They see it while their characters are in the making, while their minds are like white wax.

    The Prodigal Village Irving Bacheller
  • Stick a small piece of white wax on the nail of the middle finger of your right hand, taking care that no one sees you do it.

    My Book of Indoor Games Clarence Squareman
  • The tree is known to the Chinese as the Pai-la shu, or white wax tree.

  • A cloud of white wax seemed to envelope the upper part of the arcade.

    The Knight of Malta Eugene Sue
  • The bishop had provided himself with great torches of white wax of Castille.

    At Last Charles Kingsley
  • First came two branches of white wax, borne before the priests and clerks, who paced in surplices, singing as they paced.

    Old and New London Walter Thornbury
  • In 1880, Pre Rathouis published at Shanghai a short memoir on the white wax insect.

  • The whole subject of white wax insects and their valuable product will be found detailed in Chapter XI.

  • The genus brachytarsus is parasitic on coccus, and the grub, not the imago, is the enemy of the white wax insect.

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