Definitions

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  • noun Alternative spelling of sealing wax.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The soft, buffish-brown plumage, wispy crest, black throat, yellow tip to the tail and the red dots on the wings – like sealing-wax, hence the bird's name – are simply unique.

    Birdwatch: Waxwing

  • Indeed, the most amusing piece in the collection is Prince Charles's sealing-wax stamp, a Kermit-like green frog carved from Siberian nephrite surmounting, with his left hind leg fully extended, a gold column enameled with pink guilloché the enamel is translucent so you can just make out the geometric pattern incised into the metal beneath it—and in this case looks like moiré silk.

    A Palace's Small Treasures

  • It was the same in the shops-the blacksmith's tools were there, and the carpenter's gear; the trade-rooms were stuffed with pelts, buffalo robes, blankets, axes, nails, candles, God knows what as I live, there was even sealing-wax and writing paper.

    Isabelle

  • They took from my mother the address of a shop, from my Aunt Élisabeth a stick of sealing-wax, and from me a Sacred Heart of Jesus and a Prayer for France.

    Archive 2008-06-08

  • They took from my mother the address of a shop, from my Aunt Élisabeth a stick of sealing-wax, and from me a Sacred Heart of Jesus and a Prayer for France.

    Sacred Heart Badge

  • And it was written on good note-paper — and sealed with beautiful red sealing-wax.

    Rosmersholm

  • And it was written on good note-paper — and sealed with beautiful red sealing-wax.

    Rosmersholm

  • The use of sealing-wax in India dates from old times and the material, though coarse and unsightly, is still preferred by Anglo – Indians because it resists heat whereas the best English softens like pitch.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," where we talk of many things -- of shoes and ships and sealing-wax, of cabbages and kings.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," where we talk of many things -- of shoes and ships and sealing-wax, of cabbages and kings.

    Hotel Fundie

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