Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the art of modeling in wax; modeled in wax.
- n. The art of modeling or of forming models in wax. It probably originated in Egypt and Persia, where wax was used in embalming. The Greeks derived it from the Egyptians and applied it to portraiture in the time of Alexander the Great. The Romans decorated the vestibules of their houses with wax busts of their ancestors.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Relating to the art of modeling in wax.
- adj. Modeled in wax.
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