A fatty, solid substance, produced by bees, and employed by them in the construction of their comb; -- usually called beeswax. It is first excreted, from a row of pouches along their sides, in the form of scales, which, being masticated and mixed with saliva, become whitened and tenacious. Its natural color is pale or dull yellow.
Hence, any substance resembling beeswax in consistency or appearance.
A substance similar to beeswax, secreted by several species of scale insects, as the Chinese wax. See Wax insect, below.
A substance, somewhat resembling wax, found in connection with certain deposits of rock salt and coal; -- called also mineral wax, and ozocerite.
Thick sirup made by boiling down the sap of the sugar maple, and then cooling.
A low melting compound of high molecular weight similar in composition to fats and oils. There are two types: Natural (animal and vegetable derived) and Synthetic (such as polymers of ethylene). The wax functions as a film in floor polishes to help prevent scuffs and black marks and as a slip resistance moderator.
A low melting organic mixture or compund of high molecular weight, solid at room temperature and generally similar in compostition to fats and oils except that it contains no glycerides.
A lipid material with considerable oxygen inserted in the molecule; high melting point and relatively impermeable to water.
A natural protective coating for hard surfaces.
Finish to add protection and finish to enhance the natural appearance of wood
Applied to concrete countertops as a “sacrificial protectant”, meaning that it provides a small amount of protection against stains but wears away quickly and must be reapplied often
A "renewable" finish added to wood to protect and enhance the natural appearance; can be used on bare or stained wood.
go up or advance; "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"
Substance applied to the base of skis. Depending on snow conditions, it can be used for increased control, speed and glide.
Comes in 2 types: kick (or grip) and glide. Kick wax is used for grip in the classic technique. Both stick wax and klister are common varieties of kick wax. Kick wax is applied exclusively to the middle third of classic skis. Glide wax is used on the tips and tails of classic skis and the entire length of skating skis.
Special wax can be applied to the base of a cross-country ski to tune its climbing performance
A waxlike composition used by shoemakers for rubbing their thread.
To smear or rub with wax; to treat with wax; as, to wax a thread or a table.
Prevents braces from rubbing the cheeks and lips
What you rub on your surfboard to give it grip. Use a circular motion to form 'humps'
A waxlike composition used for uniting surfaces, for excluding air, and for other purposes; as, sealing wax, grafting wax, etching wax, etc.
In composition, the substance used to affix camera copy to flats. Its advantage over glue is that waxed copy may be easily moved and reaffixed.
An adhesive material used to affix typeset copy and artwork to a paste-up board.
1. A compound to shine the painted surface. 2. To beat a competitor in a race.
A compound used as a release agent. See RELEASE AGENT.
A uniquely formulated blend that protects and produces a durable, high-gloss finish on a painted surface. Waxes make it easier to clean a painted surface. Some also serve as polishes and are capable of removing minor paint imperfections.