earth wax


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earth wax

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earthwax

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(Elements & Compounds) another name for ozocerite
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Noun1.earth wax - a waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs in association with petroleumearth wax - a waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs in association with petroleum; some varieties are used in making ceresin and candles
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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"You speak obscurely," said the King, although the truth was that he had earth wax clogging the cartilage in his ears this morning.
Resins, balsams, gums, earth waxes and gumlike substances used in rubber compounding.