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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, Rooney, and Sullivan each collected four hits, with Cerin and Rooney also adding four runs apiece.
This was only his fourth race, yet he acts like he's 10," Cerin said.
He (Parra) was looking for a horse who would do well on Polytrack, and I guess he found one," Cerin joked.
Vladimir Cerin said of Student Council: "He's doing extremely well.
Trainer's wife dies: Kellie Cerin, wife of Hollywood Park-based trainer Vladimir Cerin and a show-horse trainer in her own right, died after falling Thursday at the house where the couple were vacationing in Puerto Vallarta.
In a coincidence that will give Lakers fans a chuckle, the 5-year-old maiden trained by Vladimir Cerin is owned by the Maloof brothers, owners of the perennially not-quite-good-enough Sacramento Kings.
Tenders are invited for systematic archaeological research on stocks WHITE MONASTERY-OSIJEK FOR AN 12 PETRIJEVCI / JOSIPOVAC - DALAGAJ (from km 26 +400 to km 26 +700) and AN 13 PETRIJEVCI - Cerin (from km 26 +700 to km 27 +300)
He is flourishing in Japan," said trainer Vladimir Cerin.
That's the 6-year-old horse Super Frolic, who's compared to Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo by his trainer, the soccer-mad one-time UCLA midfielder Vladimir Cerin.
On August 10 he concluded a private deal with Farish which resulted in the five-year-old's transfer to Vladimir Cerin and a switch to the west coast.
And trainer Vladimir Cerin said he used to think of Hendricks as slightly grumpy but found that impression altered when they played poker together one night this winter.