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  • The great, cream-white blooms, a foot in diameter and more, lily-like and wax-like, white beacons of attraction in the dark, penetrating and seducing the night with their perfume, were busy and beautiful with their brief glory of living.

    THE KANAKA SURF

  • Farthest advanced of all was Charles Davis, the man who by all rights should long since be dead, his face with its wax-like pallor startlingly in contrast to the weathered faces of the rest.

    CHAPTER XLII

  • Considering Dan Slott's only real notable Spider-Man contribution was the admitting fun pastiche of old Spider-Man, it does make sense that he's the one kicking off the 'revitalised' ASM, but why would I want to read a winking Spider-Man story with Steve McNiven's stiff, wax-like humans but plenty of detailed bricks art, done "just like old days, but MODERN!" when I can read Stan/Steve/Johnny's groundbreaking stuff that's played as straight fun and beautiful storytelling?

    Amazing Spider-Man #545 Kinda Review | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • The flame of the little lamp softly flickered, stirred by the draught of fresh air, and shadows stirred all over the room, even over the motionless wax-like yellow face of my aunt ....

    The Watch

  • Her wax-like flesh (for after all, flesh and blood I think she is) by its delicacy and firmness, answers for the soundness of her health.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Her prettiness, wax-like in its quality, fascinated him; her indifference aroused perhaps his combative soul.

    The Financier

  • They stood before each other now, Lester pale and rather flaccid, Robert, clear, wax-like, well-knit, and shrewd, and one could see the difference time had already made.

    Jennie Gerhardt

  • Then followed the visit to Golconda and its tombs of wax-like

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • I mounted a chair to see her face, yet where it should have been I could see only that wax-like, transparent something.

    Childhood

  • Every object seemed to mingle together in a strange blur — the candles, the brocade, the velvet, the great candelabra, the pink satin cushion trimmed with lace, the chaplet of flowers, the ribboned cap, and something of a transparent, wax-like colour.

    Childhood

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