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wax
used in David Copperfield

15 uses
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  • Peggotty was quietly assisting, with the old insensible work-box, yard-measure, and bit of wax-candle before her, that had now outlived so much.
    Chapters 55-57 (68% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • My father had once been a favourite of hers, I believe; but she was mortally affronted by his marriage, on the ground that my mother was 'a wax doll'.
    Chapters 1-3 (6% in)
  • I propped my eyelids open with my two forefingers, and looked perseveringly at her as she sat at work; at the little bit of wax-candle she kept for her thread — how old it looked, being so wrinkled in all directions!
    Chapters 1-3 (36% in)
  • A squareness about the lower part of his face, and the dotted indication of the strong black beard he shaved close every day, reminded me of the wax-work that had travelled into our neighbourhood some half-a-year before.
    Chapters 1-3 (51% in)
  • We were sitting as before, one evening (when my mother was out as before), in company with the stocking and the yard-measure, and the bit of wax, and the box with St. Paul's on the lid, and the crocodile book, when Peggotty, after looking at me several times, and opening her mouth as if she were going to speak, without doing it — which I thought was merely gaping, or I should have been rather alarmed — said coaxingly: 'Master Davy, how should you like to go along with me and spend a...
    Chapters 1-3 (59% in)
  • Peggotty at her needlework was as much at home with St. Paul's and the bit of wax-candle, as if they had never known any other roof.
    Chapters 1-3 (74% in)
  • After that, she cleared the dinner table; after that, came in with another cap on, and her work-box, and the yard-measure, and the bit of wax-candle, all just the same as ever.
    Chapters 7-9 (52% in)
  • One night, being, as I suppose, inspired by love, he made a dart at the bit of wax-candle she kept for her thread, and put it in his waistcoat-pocket and carried it off.
    Chapters 10-12 (23% in)
  • She had seen David Copperfield out of the world, who was always running after wax dolls from his cradle.
    Chapters 13-15 (39% in)
  • Having laid in the materials for a bowl of punch, to be compounded by Mr. Micawber; having provided a bottle of lavender-water, two wax-candles, a paper of mixed pins, and a pincushion, to assist Mrs. Micawber in her toilette at my dressing-table; having also caused the fire in my bedroom to be lighted for Mrs. Micawber's convenience; and having laid the cloth with my own hands, I awaited the result with composure.
    Chapters 28-30 (4% in)
  • As to Mrs. Micawber, I don't know whether it was the effect of the cap, or the lavender-water, or the pins, or the fire, or the wax-candles, but she came out of my room, comparatively speaking, lovely.
    Chapters 28-30 (8% in)
  • She had fallen back, already, on the society of the work-box with St. Paul's upon the lid, the yard-measure in the cottage, and the bit of wax-candle; and there they all were, just as if they had never been disturbed.
    Chapters 31-33 (6% in)
  • 'He was crossing you and wheedling you, I saw; and you were soft wax in his hands, I saw.
    Chapters 31-33 (39% in)
  • We varied the legal character of these proceedings by going to see some perspiring Wax-work, in Fleet Street (melted, I should hope, these twenty years); and by visiting Miss Linwood's Exhibition, which I remember as a Mausoleum of needlework, favourable to self-examination and repentance; and by inspecting the Tower of London; and going to the top of St. Paul's.
    Chapters 31-33 (66% in)
  • Always with her, here comes Peggotty, my good old nurse, likewise in spectacles, accustomed to do needle-work at night very close to the lamp, but never sitting down to it without a bit of wax candle, a yard-measure in a little house, and a work-box with a picture of St. Paul's upon the lid.
    Chapters 63-64 (69% in)

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