- "He waxes brave, but nevertheless obeys; most careful bravery that!" murmured Ahab, as Starbuck disappeared.Chapters 109-111 -- Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin; Queequeg in his Coffin; The Pacific (20% in)
- Gaining the more open water, the bracing breeze waxed fresh; the little Moss tossed the quick foam from her bows, as a young colt his snortings.Chapters 13-15 -- Wheelbarrow; Nantucket; Chowder (23% in)
- When not more profitably employed, the sperm whale hunters sometimes capture the Hyena whale, to keep up the supply of cheap oil for domestic employment—as some frugal housekeepers, in the absence of company, and quite alone by themselves, burn unsavory tallow instead of odorous wax.Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (63% in)
- Few or no words were spoken; and the silent ship, as if manned by painted sailors in wax, day after day tore on through all the swift madness and gladness of the demoniac waves.Chapters 49-51 -- The Hyena; Ahab's Boat and Crew - Fedallah; The Spirit-Spout (93% in)
- It's a wax nose; I have to hold it on.Chapters 91-93 -- The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (21% in)
- All the yard-arms were tipped with a pallid fire; and touched at each tri-pointed lightning-rod-end with three tapering white flames, each of the three tall masts was silently burning in that sulphurous air, like three gigantic wax tapers before an altar.Chapters 118-120 -- The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (53% in)
There are no more uses of "wax" in Moby Dick.
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