beeswaxnoun [ U ]uk /ˈbiːz.wæks/ us /ˈbiːz.wæks/
Examples from literature
- Candles for lighting purposes were made of animal fats combined with beeswax.
- Early in the present century the method generally adopted for polishing furniture was by rubbing with beeswax and turpentine or with linseed-oil.
- First a beeswax model is made the exact size and shape of the finished metal pipe.
- If oil-cloth be occasionally rubbed with a mixture of beeswax and turpentine, it will last longer.
- Scrub with soap and water, rinse, dry, rub with beeswax, and wipe off with a clean cloth.