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wax as in:  the moon is waxing

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  • At these words the squire grew still more outrageous than before; so that the parson begged Jones to retire; saying, "You behold, sir, how he waxeth wrath at your abode here; therefore let me pray you not to tarry any longer.†   (source)
  • And well ought Our Lord be signified to an hart, for the hart when he is old he waxeth young again in his white skin.†   (source)
  • And well ought Our Lord be signified to an hart, for the hart when he is old he waxeth young again in his white skin.†   (source)
  • And the great Oath waxeth weak; And Ruth, as a thing outstriven, Is fled, fled, from the shores of the Greek, Away on the winds of heaven.†   (source)
  • The second species of gluttony is, that the spirit of a man waxeth all troubled for drunkenness, and bereaveth a man the discretion of his wit.†   (source)
  • And the contrary is joy and great solas,* *delight, comfort
    As when a man hath been in poor estate,
    And climbeth up, and waxeth fortunate,
    And there abideth in prosperity;
    Such thing is gladsome, as it thinketh me,
    And of such thing were goodly for to tell.†   (source)
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  • Doors open and close, the sound of its tiny, immense rage waxes and wanes.†   (source)
  • Stuart's eyes hang on mine while Mother waxes on about the heat, how Carlton's finally met "the one."†   (source)
  • Its light waxes and wanes.†   (source)
  • Sarariman on subway listen For Sushi K like nuclear fission Fire-breathing lizard Cojiro He my always big-time hero His mutant rap burn down whole block Start investing now Sushi IC stock It on Nikkei stock exchange Waxes; other rappers wane Best investment, make my day Corporation Sushi K Squeaky is walking straight uphill, paralleling a fresh motorcycle track that has cut deeply into the loose yellow soil.†   (source)
  • Travel posters plastered the smoke-dark walls, like so many picture windows overlooking Swiss lakes and Japanese mountains and African velds, and thick, dusty bottle-candles, that seemed for centuries to have wept their colored waxes red over blue over green in a fine, three-dimensional lace, cast a circle of light round each table where the faces floated, flushed and flamelike themselves.†   (source)
  • When the tide waxes, the Eye rotates north to west.†   (source)
  • She was walking stiffly-bikini waxes were especially brutal-as she came up to my desk.†   (source)
  • And in the evolving scan of his eros, it was the masking waxes, liners, glosses and creams that became the soft moist mechanisms of release.†   (source)
  • I dare not sit idle whilst Roose Bolton's star waxes and mine wanes.†   (source)
  • The intensity of her insanity waxes and wanes with no predictable schedule or trigger.†   (source)
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  • Perhaps Europe is forever a dark forest, and only Asia waxes healthy and teeming.†   (source)
  • who kept going through rituals of miscarriage each for a different reason, deliberately as others might the ritual of birth, dedicated not to continuity but to some kind of interregnum; an aging night-watchman, nibbling at a bar of Ivory Soap, who had trained his virtuoso stomach to accept also lotions air-fresheners, fabrics, tobaccos and waxes in a hopeless attempt to assimilate it all, all the promise, productivity, betrayal, ulcers, before it was too late; and even another voyeur, who hung outside one of the city's still-lighted windows, searching for who knew what specific image.†   (source)
  • The Enemy has found it, and now his power waxes; he sees our very thoughts, and all we do is ruinous.†   (source)
  • There Mother Rhoyne waxes so wide that a man upon a boat in the center of the stream cannot see a shore to either side.†   (source)
  • Should I think it absurd that the moon wanes and waxes, or that the seasons turn, or that birds fly south in the winter?†   (source)
  • They put Spender into a silver case with waxes and wines which were ten thousand years old, his hands folded on his chest.†   (source)
  • All the other masters got into dreadful waxes.†   (source)
  • Then, its countenance waxes stern and grand, and we see that it must be true.†   (source)
  • A certain readiness to perish is not so very rare, but it is seldom that you meet men whose souls, steeled in the impenetrable armour of resolution, are ready to fight a losing battle to the last; the desire of peace waxes stronger as hope declines, till at last it conquers the very desire of life.†   (source)
  • This waxes critical!†   (source)
  • And yet a child's utter innocence is but its blank ignorance, and the innocence more or less wanes as intelligence waxes.†   (source)
  • The ladies, since the gentlemen entered, have become lively as larks; conversation waxes brisk and merry.†   (source)
  • At eve, within yon studious nook,
    I ope my brass-embossed book,
    Portray'd with many a holy deed
    Of martyrs crown'd with heavenly meed;
    Then, as my taper waxes dim,
    Chant, ere I sleep, my measured hymn.†   (source)
  • "He waxes brave, but nevertheless obeys; most careful bravery that!" murmured Ahab, as Starbuck disappeared.†   (source)
  • That sky with its high and light clouds which are sure to melt away as the day waxes warm — this placid and balmly atmosphere?†   (source)
  • Everytime she waxes the floors she keels over.†   (source)
  • The clean-hair'd Yankee girl works with her sewing-machine or in the
    factory or mill,
    The paving-man leans on his two-handed rammer, the reporter's lead
    flies swiftly over the note-book, the sign-painter is lettering
    with blue and gold,
    The canal boy trots on the tow-path, the book-keeper counts at his
    desk, the shoemaker waxes his thread,
    The conductor beats time for the band and all the performers follow him,
    The child is baptized, the convert is making his first professions,
    The regatta is spread on the bay, the race is begun, (how the white
    sails sparkle!)†   (source)
  • He waxes desperate with imagination.†   (source)
  • Think it no more: For nature, crescent, does not grow alone In thews and bulk; but as this temple waxes, The inward service of the mind and soul Grows wide withal.†   (source)
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  • He scraped from it a sliver as thin as a hair, wrapped it in wax, and added it to the pan in which the lead had melted.   (source)
    wax = a soft or moldable, oily substance
  • Matthewson waxed jubilant.   (source)
    waxed = spoke
  • Papery ropes of skin wrapped delicately around his thigh and down his calf, like wax dripping from a cheap candle.†   (source)
  • All homemade, wrapped in wax paper.†   (source)
  • Candle wax melted onto his hand.†   (source)
  • Doon dripped a bit of wax on the floor and stood his candle up in it, so he'd have both hands free.†   (source)
  • Each footfall made a shrill squeak on the waxed marble floor, standing out amid the rumble of sensible business footwear.†   (source)
  • started writhing as though he'd just swallowed live snakes — doubled up, he wondered whether he was going to be sick — then a burning sensation spread rapidly from his stomach to the very ends of his fingers and toes — next, bringing him gasping to all fours, came a horrible melting feeling, as the skin all over his body bubbled like hot wax — and before his eyes, his hands began to grow, the fingers thickened, the nails broadened, the knuckles were bulging like bolts —his shoulders stretched painfully and a prickling on his forehead told him that hair was creeping down toward his eyebrows — his robes ripped as his chest expanded like a barrel bursting its hoops — his feet were agon†   (source)
  • I'd run the corrected lines through the hot-wax machine that made the back side sticky, then cut out the lines with an X-Acto knife and fit them over the original lines.†   (source)
  • At some point, Louie stuck his finger in his ear and felt wax there.†   (source)
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  • I smelled furniture wax everywhere.†   (source)
  • A wax dummy?†   (source)
  • She gathers eggshells, twists up wax paper.†   (source)
  • Just that collapse, like a wax figure melting.†   (source)
  • Any chance I get, I use wax paper.†   (source)
  • I assume, given a few years, leg waxing will also be a part of their repertoire.†   (source)
  • Something deep in his mind that had once held him up softened like wax and collapsed.†   (source)
  • But hadn't the Count once waxed poetic over how slowly the stars advanced?†   (source)
  • Sometimes I'd wax philosophical about the meaning of the word "sibling": Are the children of your mom's previous husbands still related to you?†   (source)
  • Victor reaches into a nearby bag and produces a piece of dried sausage wrapped in waxed paper.†   (source)
  • Uncle Max stared into space, his stiff bearing reminding Paul of a wax figure.†   (source)
  • Nine wax-paper-wrapped rectangular bars tumbled out.†   (source)
  • There is a vanilla cake with blue wax candles.†   (source)
  • The wax spattered on the stones.†   (source)
  • Laila brings a pail filled with rags, disinfectant, a toilet brush, and spray wax for the dressers.†   (source)
  • He was carrying a battered wax jacket, as if he were just on his way out.†   (source)
  • Grover swallowed his waxed paper and stood up.†   (source)
  • Wax paper.†   (source)
  • So you'll do it by the law, with lawyers and wax seals and all.†   (source)
  • He also had paper and a packet of wax crayons.†   (source)
  • Minerva put aside a small wax doll she'd been working on.†   (source)
  • Anyway, enough waxing philosophical.†   (source)
  • I don't tell anyone that what makes this work is wax.†   (source)
  • Inside were fifteen pastries, separated by squares of wax paper and stuffed with strawberry preserves.†   (source)
  • I handed him the apple core and he put it and the wax paper from the sandwich in the paper bag.†   (source)
  • They were mostly photos, but there were some wax statues, too.†   (source)
  • A terribly pale boy, with pale eyes, pale hair, and pale skin, Charlie looked like a figure made of wax.†   (source)
  • He was wearing a fancy suit and his eyebrow had been waxed so it looked as shiny as his eyes.†   (source)
  • So you spend the rest of the week stressing over where to take them—food, concert, wax museum?†   (source)
  • I bring em out, undo the wax paper I got em in so they don't turn out bent.†   (source)
  • He'd eaten a sandwich during the fifteen-minute recess, sat in Alvin's office with a piece of wax paper laid across his knees and an apple on the edge of the desk.†   (source)
  • Wax up: To put sticky wax on top of the surfboard to keep from slipping†   (source)
  • Indeed, they were an endless Project that slowly evolved into a Unit, in which miles of construction paper and wax crayon were expended by the State of Alabama in its well-meaning but fruitless efforts to teach me Group Dynamics.†   (source)
  • They found Queen Cersei in the council chambers, seated at the head of a long table littered with papers, candles, and blocks of sealing wax.†   (source)
  • The hot wax spattered the table.†   (source)
  • He heard the thud of a piece of fruit rolling, the crinkle of wax paper, and he imagined the insides of his lunch, like mysterious organs.†   (source)
  • The carpet had a big, red candle wax stain on it.†   (source)
  • I find some cured mystery meat wrapped in wax paper and a couple of hard biscuits.†   (source)
  • Now here it was after all, preserved by some considerate hand with varnish and wax.†   (source)
  • Since I only have to look hairless for a few hours instead of several weeks, I get to be shaved instead of waxed.†   (source)
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