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Sealing wax  n.  A compound of the resinous materials, pigments, etc., used as a material for seals, as for letters, documents, etc.

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"Sealing wax" Quotes from Famous Books

... platinum wire passed through holes in the plate at opposite corners. To prevent the disintegrated silver which is formed on the anode from falling on to the kathode, the anode should be wrapped round with pure filter paper, secured at the back with sealing wax. ...
— Scientific American Supplement No. 822 - Volume XXXII, Number 822. Issue Date October 3, 1891 • Various

... pleasure at the ample tables, the sheets of thick blotting paper, the rulers, sealing wax, paper knives, and all the other immaculate paraphernalia. "It's perfect," I answered with a secret thrill, yet feeling a little foolish. This was for Gibbon or Carlyle, rather than for my potboiling insignificancies. "If I can't write masterpieces here, it's certainly not your ...
— The Damned • Algernon Blackwood

Words linked to "Sealing wax" :   fixing, lac, seal, holdfast, fastening, fastener

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