Definition of Sealing wax

1. Noun. Fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters.

Exact synonyms: Seal
Generic synonyms: Fastener, Fastening, Fixing, Holdfast
Terms within: Lac
Derivative terms: Seal



Definition of Sealing wax

1. Noun. Wax formerly melted onto a letter to seal it; the picture of the sender's seal was often pressed into the wax as evidence that the letter had not been opened. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sealing Wax

sealess
sealgh
sealghs
sealife
sealift
sealifted
sealifting
sealifts
sealike
sealine
sealines
sealing
sealing-wax
sealing material
sealing washer
sealing wax (current term)
sealings
sealion
sealions
sealless
seallike
seals
sealship
sealskin
sealskin tent
sealskins
sealwax
sealwaxes
sealyhams
seam

Literary usage of Sealing wax

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"Large corks are never quite air-tight ; the whole of the outside should therefore be covered with a layer of sealing-wax one or two millimetres thick ..."

2. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines: Containing a Clear Exposition by Andrew Ure (1854)
"The palest shellac is to be selected for bright-coloured sealing-wax, ... The following prescription may be followed for making red sealing-wax:—Take 4 ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1832)
"Some writers assert that sealing- wax was invented about 1640 by a Frenchman, ... That sealing- wax was either not at all or very little known in Germany, ..."

4. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"The juice when dried is purgative in doses of about seven or eight grains. WAX, SEALING, The best red sealing-wax is com posed of ..."

5. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1884)
"On the card should be fastened with sealing-wax three thin, light disks of carbon, BBB ', of the quality used in the electric light. ..."

6. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"sealing wax. In mediaeval times, when the principal use of sealing wax was ... Fine red stationery sealing wax is composed of about seven parts by weight of ..."

7. The Employments of Women: A Cyclopaedia of Woman's Work by Virginia Penny (1863)
"Making sealing wax is too heavy work for women, D. thought, ... C. said women could not make sealing wax, because of the danger of being about the fire. ..."

8. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"Large corks are never quite air-tight ; the whole of the outside should therefore be covered with a layer of sealing-wax one or two millimetres thick ..."

9. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines: Containing a Clear Exposition by Andrew Ure (1854)
"The palest shellac is to be selected for bright-coloured sealing-wax, ... The following prescription may be followed for making red sealing-wax:—Take 4 ..."

10. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1832)
"Some writers assert that sealing- wax was invented about 1640 by a Frenchman, ... That sealing- wax was either not at all or very little known in Germany, ..."

11. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"The juice when dried is purgative in doses of about seven or eight grains. WAX, SEALING, The best red sealing-wax is com posed of ..."

12. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1884)
"On the card should be fastened with sealing-wax three thin, light disks of carbon, BBB ', of the quality used in the electric light. ..."

13. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"sealing wax. In mediaeval times, when the principal use of sealing wax was ... Fine red stationery sealing wax is composed of about seven parts by weight of ..."

14. The Employments of Women: A Cyclopaedia of Woman's Work by Virginia Penny (1863)
"Making sealing wax is too heavy work for women, D. thought, ... C. said women could not make sealing wax, because of the danger of being about the fire. ..."

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