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A hydrocarbon wax refined from veins of wax shale known as ozocerite; used in manufacture of candles, shoe polish, electrical insulation, and floor waxes because of its great compatibility with other substances. Also known as ceresine; ozocerite.
A mixture of paraffin wax and beeswax, or a mixture of ozocerite and paraffin.



a mixture of solid hydrocarbons, mainly alkylnaphthenes and alkanes; refined from ozokerite. Ceresin is similar to wax in its viscosity, density, color (from white to brown), and melting point (65°–88°C). The 1950’s saw the introduction of a means of ceresin production involving the use of petrolatum and paraffin deposits (“paraffin plugs”) formed in pipes used for the extraction and transfer of petroleum. Synthetic ceresin is produced by the catalytic synthesis of liquid fuel that consists mainly of normal alkanes and low-molecular-weight polyethylene.

Ceresin is commonly used in the production of semisolid lubricants; it is also used as an anticorrosive coating for various mechanical devices and as an insulating material in electrical engineering. Like ozokerite, ceresin has medical uses.

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Cerin admitted he didn't know how good Afleet Eagle, who went postward at 6-1 and beat Mark S the Cooler by 21/2 lengths, was when he put him in with $40,000 and $50,000 maiden claimers at SantaAnita.
Cerin said he watched tapes of Student Council and liked what he saw.
It turned out that Cerin knew best, although he'd had the horse in his barn for only five days.
He's so flashy, he's so athletic, and he's good-looking,'' Cerin said Friday, describing Super Frolic's Ronaldo-like qualities.
I just think he's so professional and tries so hard that he can't fail,'' trainer Vladimir Cerin said.
The Grade 2 Oak Tree Derby at Santa Anita, run over nine furlongs on turf - as is the Queen Elizabeth - also has a field of eight, headed by Wisp o'Will, winner of four of his five starts since Vladimir Cerin took over his training.
I thought account wagering would be the salvation,'' said trainer Vladimir Cerin, referring to phone and Internet betting, which followed cross-town, intrastate and interstate betting as would-be shots in racing's economic arm.
It was a third successive win in a Graded race for Wisp O Will, who was ridden by Garrett Gomez for trainer Vladimir Cerin.
Trainer Vladimir Cerin called Designed for Luck his ``most satisfying'' project, the 6-year-old gelding having begun his win streak after he missed 17 months of competition with a hock fracture suffered during a van ride from Santa Anita to Hollywood Park.
They seem to be all the rage at Santa Anita, where Adam Kitchingham has just joined Jeff Mullins, Vladimir Cerin and Julio Canani, all in the top 14 trainers at the current meeting, and all accused this month of using `milkshakes'.
He's not riding everybody else,'' said trainer Vladimir Cerin, referring to the way some jockeys would ride in such a way as to compromise the chances of their main rivals.
I thought account wagering would be the salvation," trainer Vladimir Cerin recently told the Los Angeles Daily News.