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Heelball vs. Wax

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Heelball

A wax colored with lampblack that is used to stain and polish the edges of the soles and heels of shoes or to take rubbings of brass or stone inscriptions.
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Wax

Waxes are a diverse class of organic compounds that are lipophilic, malleable solids near ambient temperatures. They include higher alkanes and lipids, typically with melting points above about 40 °C (104 °F), melting to give low viscosity liquids.
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Heelball

A mixture of wax and lampblack used to polish shoes, and in brass rubbing.
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Wax

A sticky yellowish mouldable substance secreted by honeybees as the material of a honeycomb; beeswax.
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Heelball

A composition of wax and lampblack, used by shoemakers for polishing, and by antiquaries in copying inscriptions.
Jun 18, 2022
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Wax

Used in reference to records
He didn't get on wax until 1959
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Wax

A fit of anger
She is in a wax about the delay to the wedding
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Wax

Cover or treat (something) with wax or a similar substance, typically to polish or protect it
I washed and waxed the floor
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Wax

Make a recording of
He waxed a series of tracks that emphasized his lead guitar work
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Wax

(of the moon between new and full) have a progressively larger part of its visible surface illuminated, increasing its apparent size.
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Wax

Begin to speak or write about something in the specified manner
They waxed lyrical about the old days
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Wax

Any of various natural, oily or greasy heat-sensitive substances, consisting of hydrocarbons or esters of fatty acids that are insoluble in water but soluble in nonpolar organic solvents.
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Wax

Beeswax.
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Wax

Earwax.
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Wax

A solid plastic or pliable liquid substance, such as ozocerite or paraffin, originating from petroleum and found in rock layers and used in paper coating, as insulation, in crayons, and often in medicinal preparations.
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Wax

A preparation containing wax used for polishing floors and other surfaces.
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Wax

A resinous mixture used by shoemakers to rub on thread.
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Wax

A cosmetic procedure in which facial or body hair is removed by peeling away a layer of wax that has been allowed to harden.
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Wax

A fit of anger
"All at once you would suddenly find yourself reverting to childish attitudes, flaring up in a wax with some fellow" (Frank O'Connor).
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Wax

Made of wax
A wax candle.
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Wax

To coat, treat, or polish with wax.
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Wax

To remove (facial or body hair) by covering the skin with a layer of wax that is peeled off after hardening, uprooting the encased hairs.
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Wax

To remove hair from (a portion of the body) by this method.
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Wax

To increase gradually in size, number, strength, or intensity
“His love affair with Mrs. Bernstein waxed and waned and waxed again” (C. Hugh Holman).
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Wax

To show a progressively larger illuminated area, as the moon does in passing from new to full.
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Wax

To grow or become as specified
“His very body had waxed old in lowly service of the Lord” (James Joyce).
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Wax

To speak or write as specified
“[He] warmed to his most favorite of subjects, waxed eloquent, gained in his face a glow of passion” (Paul J. Willis).
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Wax

Beeswax.
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Wax

Earwax.
What role does the wax in your earhole fulfill?
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Wax

Any oily, water-resistant, solid or semisolid substance; normally long-chain hydrocarbons, alcohols or esters.
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Wax

Any preparation containing wax, used as a polish.
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Wax

The phonograph record format for music.
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Wax

A thick syrup made by boiling down the sap of the sugar maple and then cooling it.
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Wax

A type of drugs with as main ingredients weed oil and butane; hash oil.
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Wax

(rare) The process of growing.
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Wax

An outburst of anger, a loss of temper, a fit of rage.
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Wax

Made of wax.
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Wax

(transitive) To apply wax to (something, such as a shoe, a floor, a car, or an apple), usually to make it shiny.
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Wax

(transitive) To remove hair at the roots from (a part of the body) by coating the skin with a film of wax that is then pulled away sharply.
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Wax

To defeat utterly.
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Wax

To kill, especially to murder a person.
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Wax

To record.
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Wax

To increasingly assume the specified characteristic.
To wax eloquent
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Wax

To grow.
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Wax

To appear larger each night as a progression from a new moon to a full moon.
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Wax

To move from low tide to high tide.
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Wax

To increase in size; to grow bigger; to become larger or fuller; - opposed to wane.
The waxing and the waning of the moon.
Truth's treasures . . . never shall wax ne wane.
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Wax

To pass from one state to another; to become; to grow; as, to wax strong; to wax warmer or colder; to wax feeble; to wax old; to wax worse and worse.
Your clothes are not waxen old upon you.
Where young Adonis oft reposes,Waxing well of his deep wound.
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Wax

To smear or rub with wax; to treat with wax; as, to wax a thread or a table.
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Wax

A fatty, solid substance, produced by bees, and employed by them in the construction of their comb; - usually called beeswax. It is first excreted, from a row of pouches along their sides, in the form of scales, which, being masticated and mixed with saliva, become whitened and tenacious. Its natural color is pale or dull yellow.
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Wax

Hence, any substance resembling beeswax in consistency or appearance.
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Wax

Cerumen, or earwax.
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Wax

A waxlike composition used for uniting surfaces, for excluding air, and for other purposes; as, sealing wax, grafting wax, etching wax, etc.
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Wax

A waxlike composition used by shoemakers for rubbing their thread.
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Wax

A substance similar to beeswax, secreted by several species of scale insects, as the Chinese wax. See Wax insect, below.
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Wax

A waxlike product secreted by certain plants. See Vegetable wax, under Vegetable.
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Wax

A substance, somewhat resembling wax, found in connection with certain deposits of rock salt and coal; - called also mineral wax, and ozocerite.
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Wax

Thick sirup made by boiling down the sap of the sugar maple, and then cooling.
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Wax

Any of numerous substances or mixtures composed predominantly of the longer-chain saturated hydrocarbons such as the paraffins, which are solid at room teperature, or their alcohol, carboxylic acid, or ester derivatives.
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Wax

Any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water
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Wax

Cover with wax;
Wax the car
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Wax

Go up or advance;
Sales were climbing after prices were lowered
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Wax

Increase in phase;
The moon is waxing
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