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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A semisolid substance produced by the destructive distillation of beeswax. It consists mainly of the hydrocarbons cerotene and melissene with palmitic acid.

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  • The room was adorned with paintings of Buddhas and Tibetan wax-butter sculptures.

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