Meaning of “beeswax” in the English Dictionary

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"beeswax" in English

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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. 

(Definition of “beeswax” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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