wax figure

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wax figure an effigy (usually of a famous person) made of wax
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Quotations

  • Walter Lippmann
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    “Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.”
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    “We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one.”

Usage

In literature:

Then cover all wounds over with wax brushed on warm as at figure 6.
"Walnut Growing in Oregon" by Various
The point of the scimitar just left the scabbard as the owner of it went down on his back motionless as a wax figure.
"For Fortune and Glory" by Lewis Hough
Quietly scornful at first, she soon waxed hysterical over his age and figure.
"Short Cruises" by W. W. Jacobs
When he woke up he thought the wax figures was ghosts, and he threw a fit right on the piano.
"The Music Master" by Charles Klein
Exhibitions of wax figures were given and museums were formed.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
She stormed the painted wax figure in its niche with appeals which were innocently like demands.
"The Pretty Sister Of José 1889" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Why are such simulations of nature as wax-work figures of men and women so disagreeable?
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
Lily stirred no more than a wax figure: one might have thought her dead.
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
The fickle One-and-Nine, while we were here, fell in love with a wax figure exhibited in a hair-dresser's window in Sandgate Road.
"The Wallypug in London" by G. E. Farrow
Little Henrietta stood there like a wax figure.
"The Campfire Girls of Roselawn" by Margaret Penrose
Sordello slumped in his kneeling posture like a figure of wax that had been placed too close to a fire.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
A wax figure, fashioned as a king, pierced to the heart by his very hand, has been laid before me.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 363, January, 1846" by Various
The dog would never keep still, and I had to keep on moving my wax figure just as it moved.
"Cleo The Magnificent" by Louis Zangwill
You would think that those present, with the exception of the two soltadores, were horrible wax figures.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
As the morning waxes light the camp-fires flame up stronger if not brighter, and now you see real human figures moving about.
"Our campaign around Gettysburg" by John Lockwood
Certainly, he affirms, a wax figure might have played the bugle with more spirit than that strange dragoon.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XXII (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Colonel Halter watched the old figures sitting like figures in a wax museum, waiting, waiting.
"Perfect Control" by Richard Stockham
In one of the side chapels is a delicately modelled recumbent wax figure of a young girl.
"The Fortunate Isles" by Mary Stuart Boyd
And Willis is like a wax figure.
"Whilomville Stories" by Stephen Crane
Tony stood like a figure of wax.
"Little Tony of Italy" by Madeline Brandeis
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In poetry:

Outside the house a figure
Came from the tumulus near,
And speedily waxed bigger,
And clasped and called her Dear.
"The Moth-Signal (On Egdon Heath)" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Stephen Colbert says there are only a couple of differences between him and the new wax figure he revealed today at Madame Tussaud 's downtown.
In this photo provided by Madame Tussauds wax museum, Stephen Colbert reacts to seeing his wax figure for the first time at Madame Tussauds in Washington, Friday, Nov 16, 2012.
Wax figure of Rihanna unveiled at Venetian and in Hollywood.
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas unveils a wax figure of Rihanna at the Venetian on Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012.
Gets wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.
Steve Jobs' Wax Figure Debuted.
A wax figure of President.
The photo used in this story shows her wax figure in London.
Sean "Diddy" Combs Reveals His Wax Figure.
Colbert is expected to visit the museum Friday to unveil a new wax figure created to represent him.
Complete with trademark track suit and bull horn, Jane Lynch's alter ego from "Flee," Sue Sylvester, is now a wax figure at Madame Tussauds.
Paris Show Weighs Dalí Legacy Twirling his waxed mustache, Salvador Dalí 's larger-than-life figure was beamed into millions of homes in the 1960s, his televised antics bringing huge fame, but burning his bridges with the art world.
In a special for iTV, One Direction took a trip to Madame Tussaud's in London and pretended to be wax figures of themselves.
Wax figures of Leonardo DiCaprio, President Barack Obama and Eva Longoria at Madame Tussauds in the Venetian.
Taylor Lautner Appearance To Unveil Wax Figure Of Himself.
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In science:

When m = 4n samples are available, Figure 7(a) shows that the proposed estimator consistently detects two signals while the Wax-Kailath MDL estimator does not.
Sample eigenvalue based detection of high dimensional signals in white noise using relatively few samples
How to figure out According to Ref.19, the roman dodecahedra were made by means of a lost-wax casting.
Roman Dodecahedron as dioptron: analysis of freely available data
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