sealing wax


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seal·ing wax

 (sē′lĭng)
n.
A resinous preparation of shellac and turpentine that is soft and fluid when heated but solidifies upon cooling, used to seal letters, batteries, or jars.

sealing wax

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

seal′ing wax`


n.
a resinous preparation, soft when heated, used for sealing letters, documents, etc.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sealing wax - fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warmsealing wax - fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters
fastening, holdfast, fastener, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
lac - resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects; used in e.g. varnishes and sealing wax
Translations

sealing wax

[ˈsiːlɪŋwæks] Nlacre m

sealing wax

[ˈsiːlɪŋˌwæks] nceralacca
References in classic literature ?
To Jo I leave my breastpin, the one mended with sealing wax, also my bronze inkstand--she lost the cover--and my most precious plaster rabbit, because I am sorry I burned up her story.
asked Laurie soberly, as Amy laid a bit of red tape, with sealing wax, a taper, and a standish before him.
What is seven pounds of butter at 1/3, and a stick of sealing wax and four matches?
Afterwards it used to turn up in all sorts of places--at the bottom of small drawers, among my studs in cardboard boxes--till at last it found permanent rest in a large wooden bowl containing some loose keys, bits of sealing wax, bits of string, small broken chains, a few buttons, and similar minute wreckage that washes out of a man's life into such receptacles.
It was a long commercial envelope of ordinary type, and although the flap was secured with a blob of sealing wax, there was no particular impression upon it.
A letter in a double-ended envelope, stuck all over with sealing wax, is pretty certain to be opened in case of any accident to the bearer.
There was one where a young lady was at a window looking up at the moon, and tears running down her cheeks; and she had an open letter in one hand with black sealing wax showing on one edge of it, and she was mashing a locket with a chain to it against her mouth, and under- neath the picture it said "And Art Thou Gone Yes Thou Art Gone Alas.
Then we'll ring for string and sealing wax, seal up the lot right here, and you can take 'em away in your grip.
When the chaplain and the sisters had left me alone with my husband-- oh, Lucy, it is the first time I have written the words `my husband'-- left me alone with my husband, I took the book from under his pillow, and wrapped it up in white paper, and tied it with a little bit of pale blue ribbon which was round my neck, and sealed it over the knot with sealing wax, and for my seal I used my wedding ring.
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.
Edna opened the box and saw it contained old receipts dating back to Edwardian times, a few chess pieces and, curiously, another box, which was tied up with laces and secured with some sort of sealing wax.
The company also manufactures other products such as chemical-resistant paints, enamels, primers, distempers, sealing wax, postage stamp cancellation, and polishes.