Definition of Earthwax

1. a natural wax used for electrical insulation [n -ES]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Earthwax

earthshine
earthshines
earthshock
earthshocks
earthside
earthsman
earthsmen
earthspace
earthstar
earthstars
earthtongue
earthward
earthwards
earthware
earthwares
earthwax (current term)
earthwolf
earthwork
earthworks
earthworm
earthworms
earthy
earthy water
earware
earwax
earwaxes
earwear
earwig
earwigged
earwigging

Literary usage of Earthwax

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1. The Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry by Society of Chemical Industry (1884)
"In practice the following combinations have been used : No. 1. earthwax, 2 ; resin (colophony), 4 ; kauri, 8 ; amber, 5. No. 2. ..."

2. Journal by Chartered Insurance Institute (1905)
"... or earthwax is a mineral product found in Galicia, and two processes are usually adopted to obtain its commercial products. ..."

3. The International Year Book edited by Frank Moore Colby, Harry Thurston Peck (1902)
"Dwight Timothy, '9S, 275; '99, 279. Dyer, Hemon, '00. 308. Dysentery. '00, 308. Earthquakes. '98. 276; '99, 280; '00. 308; '01. 252. earthwax. ..."

4. The Manufacture of Varnishes and Kindred Industries: Based on and Including by John Geddes M'Intosh, Achille Livache (1908)
"... (earthwax or Ceresin) is a naturally occurring crude paraffin wax of high melting-point. Its colour is generally black from bituminous impurities, ..."

5. The Colliery Manager's Handbook: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Laying-out by Caleb Pamely (1898)
"... or earthwax, &c. The persistence of the oil wells in an average yield points to the probability of its formation almost as fast as it is removed. ..."

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