beeswax

Part of speech: noun

The wax of which honey - bees make their comb.

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Usage examples "beeswax":

  1. He took me into a large establishment with him, and, as I have since had reason to believe, talked with parties who were interested with him, about consigning to them a large quantity of tallow, beeswax and wool which he owned in the West. - "History of the American Clock Business for the Past Sixty Years, and Life of Chauncey Jerome", Chauncey Jerome.
  2. She poured out of it on the table a mixture of old buttons and squash- seeds, beside a lump of beeswax which she said she had lost, and now pocketed with satisfaction. - "Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches", Sarah Orne Jewett.
  3. Having thus dismissed the Bristol- man, and cleared his hands of most of his prisoners, with the same wicked generosity he gave the Bristol captain thirteen cerons of beeswax, as a gratuity for his trouble and charge with the prisoners, and in recompense, as he called it, for the goods he had taken from him, and so they parted. - "Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences", Arthur L. Hayward.