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wane

1. the period during which the moon wanes
2. a rounded surface or defective edge of a plank, where the bark was

wane

[wān]
(materials)
A rounded edge of bark along an edge or at a corner of a section of lumber.

wane

wane
A rounded edge or bark along an edge or at a corner of a piece of lumber; usually caused by sawing too near the surface of the log.
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And when a year was passed and the seasons came round as the months waned, and many days were accomplished, she bare nine daughters, all of one mind, whose hearts are set upon song and their spirit free from care, a little way from the topmost peak of snowy Olympus.
In the dawning light of the Renaissance and the modern spirit they gradually waned, though in exceptional places and in special revivals they did not altogether cease to be given until the seventeenth century.
He moved his tail again, as though this closest approximation of lashing in which he dared indulge might stimulate his momentarily waned courage.
However, my confidence in him, which at one time had rather waned, was fully restored since his belief in Alfred Inglethorp's innocence had been so triumphantly vindicated.
Then, as the short day waned, we fell to discussing Wolf Larsen's blindness.
The long summer day waned, hut not the heat, and under the raw flare of electric light the work went on.