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  • n. The quality of being waxy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Quality or state of being waxy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A waxy appearance or character.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being made of wax or covered with wax


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  • They go a bit limp and the grease coagulates just enough to coat your tongue with that carnauba waxiness.

    Babette’s Feast II: This Time It’s Personal

  • We felt the tangyness of the lime juice in the icing is really needed to cut through the fat waxiness of the macadamias in the cake.

    Coconut & Lime Macadamia Cake

  • Mature leaves, which have had time to develop physical attributes such as toughness and waxiness, require only the protection conferred by the imino acids

    Chapter 7

  • At last, the waxiness of the face was gone and the milky eyes stared forward, corrupted but defiant.

    Gorky Park

  • She wore flowery prints, very summer-like dresses — even when it wasn't summer — and she had a funny kind of over-powdered sense about her (as if, if you touched her, a small puff of powder would blast through her pores); at other times, her skin had a waxiness about it (as if, if you touched her, your finger might leave a dent).

    The Hotel New Hampshire

  • Not an all-over waxiness though, there was no blood on my face now but the pine needles had left their mark, I looked like someone with galloping impetigo.

    When Eight Bells Toll

  • The look of waxiness had been increasing, all night long; the breathing was becoming fitful; the tiny figure seemed relaxed in every weakening limb.

    The Brentons

  • He was growing whiter, too, with the uncanny waxiness of a surface lighted from within.

    The Brentons

  • He was a fair-faced youth of about twenty years, with pale reddish-brown eyes, dark hair reddish at the roots, and a singular white and pink waxiness of oval cheek, which, however, narrowed suddenly at the angle of the jaw, and fell away with the retreating chin.

    A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories

  • A closer examination resulted in the discovery that, with the exception of the first flower I had plucked, they were one and all ingeniously constructed of thin slices of potato, marvelously cut to imitate the vegetable waxiness and formality of the real flower.

    Stories in Light and Shadow


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