sealing wax


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sealing wax

a hard material made of shellac, turpentine, and pigment that softens when heated. It is used for sealing documents, parcels, letters, etc.

sealing wax

[′sēl·iŋ ‚waks]
(materials)
A colored, scented mixture of resins and shellac; used for sealing containers and documents.
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In view of the overt and repeated interventions in Yemen's affairs by suspicious media, Al-Jazeera's office in Sana'a was closed with sealing wax ", the source said.
Houghton specialises in brass and terracotta giftware, calligraphy equipment, personal seals and sealing wax products.
Sometimes, this hunger is just a craving, one easily filled, as in the simply expressed Rings, 1993, in which two balls of twine are coated inside and out with apple-red sealing wax.
They have also found other niche applications in inks, varnishes, paints, sealing wax, some soaps, paper sizing; soldering, plasters, food additives, etc.
The VW camper underwent a meticulous restoration and is described as being in excellent order in every respect, finished in sealing wax red and beige grey with a contrasting blur grey and dark grey interior.
The doors and windows of all polling stations were closed with sealing wax, he added.
Hallmark stores ceased production of sealing wax and its stamps featuring initials and romantic icons (hearts, flowers) years ago, but you can still find them at specialty shops such as Papyrus in Canoga Park.
DO you know where sealing wax comes from and which type of tree it is found on?
Miss Timbrell said: "This year support ranged from exchange students at Coventry University providing language support to GCSE pupils, to a Warwick University tutor helping 30 primary school children melt sealing wax on to their own Magna Carta.
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He cuts through the string and throws it into the fire, watching the sealing wax sweat, then melt and sputter into blue flames.
Or the red gobs on the tag that turned out to be sealing wax, not blood after all.