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.
Add seasonal touches of red with its Chinese wooden trunks in sealing wax red, and echo the colour in warm throws and cushions.
Waxwings get their name from the tips of their wing feathers, which look as though they have been dipped in red sealing wax.
Setting up a marriage is also essential with Skimmia japonica to ensure large clusters of sealing wax red berries, which will last through to the spring, because birds will not touch them.
moyesii) has hips that look like shiny, red 11/2-inch-long, bottle-shaped sticks of sealing wax.
Before government-sponsored postal systems, it was customary for the sender to garnish an envelope with a special personal impression formally pressed into sealing wax.
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.
He cuts through the string and throws it into the fire, watching the sealing wax sweat, then melt and sputter into blue flames.
IT HAILS from a time of feather quill pens, sealing wax, and huge account books.
This hidden gem, where some unopened bundles of letters still have their sealing wax, has prompted English Heritage to take the rare step of buying it outright, keeping the buildings and their contents together.
On display are Roscoe items including a token with the inscription "Roscoe for Ever 1804" supporting his election campaign, his sealing wax holder and seal and a colourful knitted silk purse worded " W Roscoe Esq - the universal philanthropist".