Wax-doll

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wax-doll a child's doll having the head and bust made of hardened beeswax
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. weax; Ice. vax, Dut. was, Ger. wachs.

Usage

In literature:

Mother smells like a tea rose, and Vic like a wax doll.
"Lady Betty Across the Water"
She had brought Kate a book, and Anne a nice wax doll, as she thought to have found them good when she came home.
"The Book of One Syllable" by Esther Bakewell
One New Year's Day, Katy's aunt, after whom she was named, sent her a beautiful wax doll.
"Proud and Lazy" by Oliver Optic
And one night, when he was watching behind the curtains in her room, he saw her making more wax dolls.
"The House of Souls" by Arthur Machen
I wish you had a wax doll, Nellie.
"Dolly and I" by Oliver Optic
Was it a wax doll, mamma?
"Pretty Tales for the Nursery" by Isabel Thompson
I couldn't sleep nights, at first, for worry; but there's no more harm in smashing a machine man than in breaking a wax doll.
"Little Wizard Stories of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
The beautiful and expensive dolls then were of wax, and being susceptible to frost, were taken great care of.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
Six in pink, and six in blue, no doubt, like wax dolls at a charity-fair.
"Vixen, Volume I." by M. E. Braddon
One was a very pretty wax doll, with eyes that could open and shut.
"Aunt Fanny's Story-Book for Little Boys and Girls" by Frances Elizabeth Barrow
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In poetry:

People hurry by, for these are only shoes, and in a window, farther down,
is a big lotus bud of cardboard whose petals open every few minutes
and reveal a wax doll, with staring bead eyes and flaxen hair,
lolling awkwardly in its flower chair.
"Towns in Colour" by Amy Lowell

In news:

INTERVIEWS Wynona Ryder Plays Wax Doll in the Killers' Tim Burton- Directed 'Here With Me' Video.
INTERVIEWS Wynona Ryder Plays Wax Doll in the Killers' Tim Burton-Directed ' Here With Me' Video.
INTERVIEWS Wynona Ryder Plays Wax Doll in the Killers' Tim Burton-Directed 'Here With Me' Video.
One of these dolls, a teenage werewolf named Clawdeen Wolf, has so much hair that she has to pluck, wax and shave between classes.
What do you think about a doll that encourages little girls to shave , wax, and pluck hair.
Mattel's Waxing and Shaving Monster High Doll Sparks Outrage.
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