Wax

  • 181 wax end — noun see waxed end * * * wax end or (better) waxed end noun A strong thread having its end stiffened by shoemakers wax, so as to go easily through the hole made by the awl • • • Main Entry: ↑wax …

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  • 182 Wax myrtle — Myrtle Myr tle (m[ e]r t l), n. [F. myrtil bilberry, prop., a little myrtle, from myrte myrtle, L. myrtus, murtus, Gr. my rtos; cf. Per. m[=u]rd.] (Bot.) A species of the genus {Myrtus}, especially {Myrtus communis}. The common myrtle has a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 183 wax myrtle — noun Date: 1806 any of a genus (Myrica of the family Myricaceae, the wax myrtle family) of trees or shrubs with aromatic foliage; especially a shrub or small tree (M. cerifera) of the eastern United States having small hard berries with a thick… …

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  • 184 wax palm — noun Date: circa 1828 any of several palms that yield wax: as a. an Andean pinnate leaved palm (Ceroxylon alpinum syn. C. andicola) whose stem yields a resinous wax used in candles b. carnauba …

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  • 185 Wax-plant — Taxobox | name = Wax plant image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Gentianales familia = Asclepiadaceae genus = Hoya species = H. carnosa binomial = Hoya carnosa Wax plant ( Hoya carnosa ) of… …

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  • 186 Wax Trax discography — This is the discography of Wax Trax Records.ee also* Wax Trax * List of record labels …

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  • 187 wax palm — 1. a tall, pinnate leaved palm, Ceroxylon alpinum (or C. andicola), of the Andes, whose stem and leaves yield a resinous wax. 2. any of several other palms that are the source of wax, as the carnauba. [1820 30] * * * …

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  • 188 wax museum — noun A museum featuring lifelike statues made of wax. See Also: waxworks, wax figure …

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  • 189 wax, wane — Perhaps because these once popular words are now used infrequently, they are often misunderstood or confused. Wax means to grow gradually larger, to increase in strength or size. Wane means the exact opposite: to decrease, to decline. Both terms… …

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  • 190 wax paper — N UNCOUNT Wax paper is paper that has been covered with a thin layer of wax. It is used mainly in cooking or to wrap food. [AM] Syn: waxed paper (in BRIT, use greaseproof paper) …

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  • 191 wax bite — (Dentistry) process to measure how well the teeth come together (the person bites a sheet of wax and leaves a bite mark in the wax) …

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  • 192 wax replica — likeness made from wax, copy made from wax …

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  • 193 wax lyrical —    When you wax lyrical about something, you speak enthusiastically about it in a poetic or sentimental way.     My grandfather and his friends started to wax lyrical about the good old days …

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  • 194 wax palm — /ˈwæks pam/ (say waks pahm) noun 1. a tall pinnate leaved palm, Ceroxylon alpinum, of the Andes, whose stem and leaves yield a resinous wax. 2. a palmate leaved palm, Copernicia cerifera, of Brazil, whose young leaves are coated with a hard wax;… …

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  • 195 wax-myrtle — tikroji vaškuonė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sotvarinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Morella cerifera), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. Iš jo gaunamas vaškas. atitikmenys: lot. Morella cerifera angl. bayberry; candleberry; southern… …

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  • 196 wax attachment — pritvirtinimas vašku statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. wax attachment; wax mounting vok. Wachseinbettung, f rus. закрепление воском, n pranc. fixation par cire, f …

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  • 197 wax mounting — pritvirtinimas vašku statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. wax attachment; wax mounting vok. Wachseinbettung, f rus. закрепление воском, n pranc. fixation par cire, f …

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  • 198 wax myrtle — noun any shrub or small tree of the genus Myrica with aromatic foliage and small wax coated berries • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Hyponyms: ↑bay myrtle, ↑puckerbush, ↑Myrica cerifera, ↑bayberry, ↑candleb …

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  • 199 wax lyrical — BE ENTHUSIASTIC, enthuse, rave, gush, get carried away. → wax * * * talk in a highly enthusiastic and effusive way waxing lyrical about his splendid son in law * * * wax lyrical chiefly Brit informal : to talk about something in a very… …

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  • 200 wax engraving — noun : a process for preparing letterpress printing surfaces in which the design is cut or formed in a thin wax coating on a metal plate that is then electrotyped or in which hand cut additions or corrections are made in a regular wax electrotype …

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