from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Modelled in wax.
  • adj. Of, or relating to such an art or process.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to the art of modeling in wax.
  • adj. Modeled in wax.

from The 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.


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  • "Most famously, Swiss physician turned entrepreneur Philippe Curtius (1737–1794) began his career by making anatomical models, but soon moved on to the more lucrative practice of displaying waxworks of notable French persons from both ends of the social spectrum, aristocrats and nobles on the one hand, and thieves and criminals on the other. The story of his famous “niece” (or possibly his daughter) Madame Tussaud (1761–1850) is well rehearsed: her earliest models are said to have been death masks of mutilated heads taken directly from the guillotine"

    June 28, 2014