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 ?
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.
Then we'll ring for string and sealing wax, seal up the lot right here, and you can take 'em away in your grip.
'em tight--put sealing wax on the top--seal 'em with a cupid--label
Varnish, sealing wax, as in Michael Ivanovich's list."
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.
Did anyone tell you about Beth's giving away her things?" 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.
Withers was a major star of post-war movies including Pink String and Sealing Wax in 1945 and It Always Rains on Sunday in 1948.
What did Baird have in mind as he built his first working TV set out of an old hatbox, darning needles, a tea chest, sealing wax, glue and lenses from a few bicycle lights?
The sealing wax is likely to remain for some time on some uranium enriching equipment that are inoperative at present, he told the Iranian TV station on Saturday.